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AB 1338 Tabled
Pressure from the far right keeps this important measure off the floor --- at least for the moment

Here's what the "Bad Guys" had to say:

'CIVIL UNIONS' BILL SHELVED DUE TO GRASS ROOTS PRESSURE



WASHINGTON, D.C. -- California families landed a major victory Monday in round one of the fight to defend marriage against assault by homosexual activists in California. After pro-family groups organized numerous rallies, phone calls, radio shows, and ads targeting the districts of moderate assemblymen, the author of AB 1338, the bill to legalize "civil unions, announced he would table the bill for future consideration.

Family Research Council President Ken Connor, who campaigned against the bill on Dr. Dobson's "Focus on the Family" radio show Monday, called the development a "victory for California families who sent a clear message two years ago that they want marriage to represent the union of one man and one woman." Mr. Connor said it is likely the bill will be reconsidered again after the election year, if not later this year, and urged Californians and concerned families nationwide to "stay on their toes." "The bill's sponsor has vowed he will bring the 'civil unions' legislation back," Connor said.

"With AB 1338, America is facing perhaps the most serious threat to marriage since the states foolishly embraced no-fault divorce in the 1960s. The bill would create a counterfeit marriage and overturn the will of the voters," Connor said. In March 2000, 61 percent of California voters approved Proposition 22, which defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

FRC and its sister lobby organization, American Renewal, worked closely with Focus on the Family and Capitol Resource Institute, a family policy council in California, to defeat AB 1338. The combined activity generated a grass roots wave of phone calls into California state offices culminating Monday as Hispanic representatives from the pro-family groups organized rallies targeting Hispanic families in southern California districts.

"As goes California, so goes the nation," Connor said. "For the sake of marriage as we know it, it's imperative that Californians remain vigilant to see to it that the will of their vote is not overturned by homosexual activists."

 


 

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