'Let Us Vote' Press Conference, Thursday, Feb. 25, Noon, Capitol Steps

Feb 24, 2010, 12:44 ET from The Family Policy Council of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by The Family Policy Council of West Virginia:

WHO: The Family Policy Council of West Virginia will hold a press conference during its "Let Us Vote" marriage rally featuring Maggie Gallagher, President of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), Randy Wilson, National Field Director for Family Research Council (FRC) and Jeremy Dys, President and General Counsel of the Family Policy Council of West Virginia.  Several West Virginia lawmakers have also been invited to speak.

NOM is a nonprofit organization whose unique mission is research and public education on ways that law and public policy can strengthen marriage as a social institution.

Family Research Council (FRC) champions marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society.

The Family Policy Council of West Virginia is a servant organization that advocates for policies that embrace the sanctity of human life, enrich marriage, and safeguard religious freedom.

WHAT: Almost half of West Virginia's state senators have signed on as sponsors to a marriage protection amendment resolution promoted by the Family Policy Council of West Virginia. The West Virginia Senate is sending a strong message that there is no legitimate reason to prevent the voters of West Virginia from settling the legal definition of marriage.

WHY:  The proposed amendment, which a recent poll indicates is supported by at least 78 percent of registered Democrat voters, was introduced with broad bipartisan support, including the chairmen of three major senate committees and the vice-chairman of a fourth.  If approved, the resolution, SJR 14, would allow West Virginians to settle the legal definition of marriage at a special election in 2010.  It proposes a simple 19-word definition of marriage:  "Only the union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as marriage in West Virginia."

WHERE: West Virginia Capitol, North Steps

WHEN:  Thursday, February 25, noon

For more information go to www.wvformarriage.com or contact Jeremy Dys (304) 881-5196, jeremydys@familypolicywv.com.

SOURCE The Family Policy Council of West Virginia