Walking Woman (freyjasgydhia) wrote in yoppers,
Walking Woman

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Ok everybody, I've been getting some responses from people
saying that this online petition about the attempt to make gay marriages illegal is not even effective nor is it necessary in the way that people think.I apologize for causing a ruckas. Even though I am not the one who made the entry here it is still because of me that it is being made so I want to take responsibility for it.... Don't blame Becky. Thank you. freyjasgydhia

This is the info that I have been given :

You can go to http://thomas.loc.gov/ to find out what bills are currently in front of Congress. Find where it says "Search Bill Text 107th Congress (2001-2002)" and type "marriage" into that bar. That will bring up all the current legislation about marriage.

The closest thing I can find(which is bad enough) is this, by Barney Frank:

State Regulation of Marriage Is Appropriate Act (Introduced in the House)

HR 270 IH
1st Session
H. R. 270

To amend title 1, United States Code, to eliminate any Federal policy on the definition of marriage .

January 30, 2001

This would forbid the federal government from defining marriage. And even this isn't a constitutional amendment.

And when it comes down to it, how does signing a web-based petition at something like petitiononline.com help stop legislation from making it through Congress? They do pay attention to letters, phone calls, telegrams, even email�but do they check on the results of international online surveys, that one person can "sign" many times, using made up names?
Here is the web site for the Committee on the Judiciary:
http://www.house.gov/judiciary/ . Its members are listed here: http://www.house.gov/judiciary/members.htm .

If any of your own Representatives are on that list, write to them and tell them you support HR270, as you believe that it is not the federal government's role to define marriage.

At this time I would like to thank Mactavish and Liz Williams
for directing my attention towards this material.
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