From: Cherilyn Eagar
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Fed Judge Declares Utah's Marriage Amendment Unconstitutional
Date: Sat Dec 21 01:56:24 MST 2013
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Federal Court Declares Utah's Marriage Amendment Unconstitutional

Dear Dean,

It seems the Obama Administration likes to use the Friday before Christmas to deliver his "lovely" Christmas presents to us. 

Remember 2010?  Yes, it was ObamaCare wrapped up in a glittering, beautifully-wrapped package all tied up with a pretty bow. 

Well, now that bow has unraveled and what's inside is not so glittering, beautiful or pretty.  

Today, again the Friday before Christmas, Utahns received their "Christmas" present from the Obama Administration:  An Obama-appointed Federal district judge named Robert Shelby single-handedly declared that Utah's Amendment 3 is unconstitutional in a 56-page opinion.

In that opinion he also proclaimed that the will of the people is irrelevant.  He said so.   

This is judicial activism in its "finest" hour.

The Attorney General's office is going to appeal and will call for a stay.  

We are actively engaged in this fight, as you know, and will be at the next legislative session in 2014 where we anticipate other challenges to marriage and family. 

Christmas is right around the corner. Everyone is busy, but marriage and our children are most important to the future of our society.

Your help is urgently needed right now.  It will take just a moment to give $25, $35, $50 or $100 or more to help us continue to protect children throughout the nation. 

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Utah Is Targeted to Bring the Nation Down

I don't know about you, but I'm disgusted by the nerve, the audacity, the absolute power that our Courts, this administration and our current President believe they have. 

Utah is the number 1 targeted state in the nation for overturning constitutional amendments defining marriage between a man and a woman. 

If Utah goes down, a strongly-conservative state on the marriage and family issues, the entire nation will follow.

We network with many other family issues groups at the legislature to educate our elected officials on a variety of topics.  We have assisted with major events to bring the research to elected officials and to you showing that marriage between a man and a woman is the number 1 and best protection for the well-being of children.  

Marriage Is Not About Adults - It's About Children

Marriage is not about adults wanting a pleasurable relationship.  Marriage is about children who deserve both a mom and a dad.  It's about creating the best environment for children. 

Virtually every credible study shows that children are better off in every way in a home with both a mother and fatherwho are married.    
Marital "equality" is not about civil rights. 
Judges who declare state marriage amendments unconstitutional because of "discrimination" are ignoring their own strict scrutiny standards for suspect classification, which are: it must be inborn, involuntary and immutable. 

Based on these standards, gay marriage defenders have no constitutional leg upon which to stand.   

Religious Liberties Undermined
We know that many businesses and individuals have been punished, fired, fined or shut down because of religious beliefs.  Companies that provide wedding photography, cakes, flowers and Catholic charities' adoption services have been the prime targets.  Catholic Charities in some states have been shut down altogether because of their religious beliefs

If you are concerned, we need your help. 

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"It Won't Affect Me - What's the Big Deal?"
Some say that making same-sex marriage legal won't affect them or their families. "Why not just live and let live?" they ask.  

Think again. 

In other states that have legalized same sex marriage, the public schools are required to teach that same sex marriage and homosexual relationships are legal and no different from marriage between a man and a woman. 

Frankly, children are being taught LIES in school.  In fact, if you aren't for "equality" you must be a bigot - or a "bully." 

If you are concerned that your children are being - or will be - indoctrinated or their religious beliefs challenged, you should be concerned aboutthis challenge and others that Utah will face in the next legislative session. 

Thank you so much for your kindness in the past and for your help today.


Cherilyn Eagar

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