I have exciting news for you on the nullification front! A new bill in Lansing has been introduced that would end the mandatory licensing of marriages in the state, and return the institution of marriage where it belongs: the church.
Introduced by Rep. Todd Courser (R-Lapeer) and Rep. Cindy Gamrat (R-Plainwell), House Bill 4733 (HB4733) would effectively return the institution of marriage to the church with ‘common law marriage’ being an alternative option for couples married in a non-religious setting. You can get more detailed info about this bill at THIS LINK
“The Federal government is a government of limited power. Its role is supposed to be limited to those powers enumerated in the Federal Constitution, “Rep. Courser said in a public statement about his marriage legislation. “The states however are governments of general power and could properly regulate marriage and have done so in many instances over many years. If there is a role of government to play in marriage, it is at the State level not at the Federal level.”
HOW TO SUPPORT THIS BILL
HB4733 is in the House Governmental Operations Committee. It will need to be heard and pass through that committee before it can receive a full vote in the state House. Take the following action steps to support this important bill:
1) Call the following members of the House Governmental Operations Committee. Please call them as a call is far more effective than an e-mail.
Bradford Jacobsen (R) Committee Chair 517-373-1798
Michael Webber (R) Majority Vice-Chair 517-373-1773
Andrea LaFontaine (R) 517-373-8931
Tim Greimel (D) 517-373-0475
Sam Singh (D) 517-373-1786
2. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days. Make sure to follow-up. If they say YES, be sure to thank them and, if possible, announce their committed YES vote to email and social media contacts. If they say no, politely ask them why. Let them know you will be alerting your community about their dereliction of their duty if they refuse to support this important bill!
3. Spread the Word. Share this information widely by facebook, twitter, email and other social networks.
A big thanks to Rep. Courser and Rep. Gamrat for leading on this important issue. Big government has destroyed the family and the institution of marriage. This bill is an excellent first step toward getting government out of marriage, and out of our sacred religious institutions for good!
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