AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
May 27, 2014
Governor Corbett Needs to Hear From You!
It’s been one week since Middle District of Pennsylvania US Judge John E. Jones III declared our Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional , stating in footnote number 12 on page 37 of the decision that all efforts to define marriage as only between one man and one woman is discriminatory. It’s been six days — only one day after Jones’ decision — that Governor Tom Corbett announced he would not appeal the decision stating, “Given the high legal threshold set forth by Judge Jones in this case, the case is extremely unlikely to succeed on appeal.Therefore, after review of the opinion and on the advice of my Commonwealth legal team, I have decided not to appeal Judge Jones’ decision.” Just imagine if our Founding Fathers had listened to the voices that were telling them there was no way they could win against Great Britain! Instead of listening to those voices, they fought for freedom from a tyrannical government because they truly believed in it. They and others have taught us that if you say you believe in something, you will fight for it.
Where in either the US or PA Constitutions is the authority given to any judge to write laws? Nowhere!
Even though Governor Corbett made his announcement on May 21st, an appeal could still be filed within 30 days — June 19th. Governor Corbett needs to hear from you!
1.) Sign our online petition to the Governor asking for him to appeal. Here’s the link.
2.) Download a petition to circulate and return to the AFA of PA ASAP, but no later than June 15th. Here’s the link.
3.) Call Governor Corbett’s Regional Office nearest you. You can find that info here. These calls need to be going into the Governor’s offices 24/7! Message: Ask the Governor to appeal this outrageous decision. Judge Jones has no constitutional authority to make laws from the bench. (If you call during non-office hours, as these calls are critical also, kindly ask for a response in the message you leave.)
4.) Contact at least five other people and ask them to call the governor’s office. If they agree, ask them to also contact five other people, who in turn will call the governor’s office and ask five other people to make the calls, and so on and so forth to start a tidal wave of calls into the governor’s offices.
5.) Contact your county’s Register of Wills (they issue the marriage licenses in the county) and ask if they intend to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or will they protest the ruling. You can find your Register of Wills here. Let the AFA of PA know what you find out.