Senator Dianne Feinstein’s S598 is not a bill that respects marriage, but rather one that would throw out the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). It is on the Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for a vote during their Executive Business Meeting beginning at 10:00 a.m. today. If it is voted out of committee, it will then go before the entire Senate for a vote. No Pennsylvanians are on the committee, but the majority Democrats are all very liberal and support the bill so there is a very good chance it will be voted out.
If you have emailed Attorney General Linda Kelly’s office you have all received this response:
“Thank you for contacting the PA Office of Attorney General.
We appreciate your interest, but you have apparently been misinformed about the role of the Office of Attorney General in this matter.”
Attorney General Linda Kelly has indicated she will NOT defend Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act in the court challenge pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She, as the chief law enforcement officer of the Commonwealth, is in dereliction of duty even as US Attorney General Eric Holder is in not defending the federal DOMA.
On Thursday the US Senate Judiciary Committee will be voting on Senator Dianne Feinstein’s S598 – Respect for Marriage Act. This bill sounds like a good idea — maybe even promoting the idea of strengthening marriages. But that’s NOT its intention. Here’s its purpose: “To repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure respect for State regulation of marriage.”
House Res 13, as with all resolutions, will not have the force of law, but it is aimed at “supporting and encouraging the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools and other government institutions.”
On May 3rd Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Cranberry Township) introduced HB 1434 — the PA Marriage Protection Amendment (MPA). Since that time it has sat in the House State Government Committee of which Representative Metcalfe is the chair. He has not moved the bill forward simply because he has no guarantee that the Majority Floor Leader Mike Turzai will allow the bill to come up for a vote when it passes out of the State Government Committee.
Jenkintown is the next target. Why would this small suburban town covering less than a square mile in area with a population of approximately 4,500 be targeted? It’s simply a potential feather in the cap of those trying to put pressure on the state legislature to change the PA Human Relations Act to include “sexual orientation and gender identity or expression” thus giving homosexuals, bisexuals and transgenders special rights simply because of the sexual activity in which they engage or who they think they are.
At tonight’s school board meeting there will be further discussion on the formation of a Gay Straight Alliance — now renamed Safe Schools Club. The idea of a Safes Schools Club promoting homosexuality is ludicrous and the CDC attests to the physical dangers associated with engaging in homosexual sex.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he will schedule a vote to proceed to a $35 billion jobs bill tomorrow. The $35 billion measure would direct federal funds to states to prevent layoffs of teachers, police officers and firefighters. Most of the funding, $30 billion, would go to teachers. First responders would get $5 billion.
1.) National Coming Out Day 2.) Radical pro-international law, anti-Second Amendment judicial nominee to be voted on 3.) Congressional Scorecards completed