Wisconsin Family Action has shared this printable petition for anyone wishing to circulate it to friends, family and churches. Here is the prelude:
On June 6, 2014, Federal Judge Barbara Crabb’s ruled that Wisconsin’s voter-approved Marriage Protection Amendment is unconstitutional. This single, arrogant, unelected, and unaccountable judge overruled the votes of more than 1.6 million Wisconsin citizens who in 2006 voted in favor of this amendment that defines and protects marriage in our state as the exclusive union of one man and one woman.
According to the US Constitution, the people and the states have the right to reserve and use for themselves any powers not specifically given to the federal government (10th Amendment). If there’s any issue a state should be able to “self-determine” on, it’s marriage–the foundational societal institution.
Wisconsin Family Council believes it’s critical that “we the people” of the Great State of Wisconsin remind our Governor and our Attorney General, and everyone else for that matter, that there are thousands of citizens in this state–citizens who vote–for whom marriage and states’ rights are very important issues. We believe this simple but powerful declaration makes a citizen’s position abundantly clear.
The verbiage on the petition reads:
WISCONSIN MARRIAGE DECLARATIONWe declare:
- Marriage is the sacred union between one man and one woman.
- Marriage and the family are the foundation of civilization and are fundamental to the health and prosperity of the State of Wisconsin.
- Wisconsin has the fundamental right to define and to limit marriage to one man and one woman.
- We commit to boldly stand for marriage and for Wisconsin’s right to self-governance.