Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Marriage Protection Ammendment

Sunday a letter from the First Presidency was read in our ward's Sacrament Meeting urging members to "express themselves" on an upcoming vote to be held on Wednesday, June 7, in the Senate on the Marriage Protection Ammendment.

Here is the full content of the letter:

"We are informed that the United States Senate will on June 6, 2006, vote on an amendment to the Federal constitution designed to protect the traditional institution of marriage.

We, as the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, have repeatedly set forth our position that the marriage of a man and a woman is the only acceptable marriage relationship.

In 1995 we issued a Proclamation to the World on this matter, and have repeatedly reaffirmed that position.

In that proclamation we said: "We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society."

We urge our members to express themselves on this urgent matter to their elected representatives in the Senate."
Letter from the First Presidency

The ammendment the Senate will vote on reads:

"Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman.

"Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman."

If you share this same belief please contact your Senators and let them know how you feel.

Here's a link to an article to read more about it. The article provides links for contacting your Senators.

Meridian Magazine: Follow the Prophet

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