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Dear Michael,

Now is the last chance to take action to stop three (3) bills that passed that many people are concerned about. Fortunately, now we have a Governor who will listen to you and who has the power to veto these bills. Governor Hogan could choose to stop these bills, but needs to hear from YOU TODAY.

The three bills are noted below with details of each issue located further in this email.
  1. SB 416/ HB 838 – Insurance Mandate for same-sex wedded couples to get In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments
  2. SB 743/ HB 862 - Modified Birth Certificates for Sex Changes, No Surgical Change Necessary
  3. SB 340/ HB 980 - Convicted Felons Voting without Completing Their Sentences 
Governor Hogan will be signing bills on May 12th, so if you want him to veto any of these bills, please ACT TODAY.  

These bills have all passed through the legislature, but there is still time to stop them by asking Governor Larry Hogan to veto one or more of them.

 
Click on one of the pictures below to send a quick message to Governor Hogan, asking him to veto the bill you select or all three using our easy email feature. 
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Thank you for taking action on important issues.  I look forward to continuing to work with you  to bring common sense back to Maryland.

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Neil

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1.) SB 416/ HB 838 – Insurance Mandate for same-sex wedded couples to get In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments

Aside from the inevitable insurance rate increases and societal impact, this bill also has legal problems. Current Maryland law specifies that a husband and wife must donate their own sperm and egg to be eligible to receive insurance benefits for IVF treatments. If the couple requires a donation of an egg or sperm, IVF treatments would not be covered under current Maryland law. Under this new law, a same-sex couple would have the sperm donated from an outside source to have a child.

Attorney General Frosh acknowledged these "special rights" and indicated that the bill, "created an inequality between [...] same sex couples [...] and opposite sex couples in which the husband is unable to produce sperm, who cannot qualify for the benefit." To see his whole letter, please click here

This new law would require that all Maryland insurance carriers pay for expensive In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments ($12,500 each time) for female same-sex wedded couples. Not only would this cause your insurance rates to rise, but you would be forced to supplement the cost of intentionally bringing a child into the world without an identified father.

Same-sex couples have been allowed to adopt or have children, but many studies have been done that confirm that children born into a family with a mother and a father do the best in all measures – economic, social, educational, and emotional. Not only would this law create an unequal and less-stringent requirement for same-sex couples, but our insurance premiums will also be paying to have a child brought into the world to a situation where they will most likely be statistically worse off than other children. By passing this law, we are intentionally putting a child into a family where a father will knowingly be absent.

This sort of social engineering and fiscally-irresponsible law-making, solely for the pleasure of adults, without any regard for the children that will grow up in these situations, is reprehensible. Mandating insurance companies to cover expensive IVF treatments for same-sex wedded couples creates a false sense of equality, with little to no regard for the children who will be negatively affected. If you disagree with this bill and you want to stop it, click the picture below to send Governor Larry Hogan an email urging him to veto this expensive, inequitable insurance mandate. 

2.) SB 743/ HB 862 - Modified Birth Certificates for Sex Changes, No Surgical Change Necessary

This new law would allow people to rewrite history by allowing someone who gets a note from their doctor saying they are transitioning from male to female or from female to male to literally change the gender on their birth certificate.

The new birth certificate would not even indicate that it has been "Amended," as is the case when an individual decides to legally change their name.  The change would not require that the individual has actually even had a sex-change operation. This undocumented change simply relies on a doctor's note and how the person feels at the time.  
 
This bill caused many Legislators who work in law enforcement to question how they could even solve crimes given these false records.  For example, suppose they are looking for the DNA of a male, but all they have is a female suspect. This threat to public safety and the ability for law enforcement to do their jobs is one of the reasons this bill had bipartisan opposition.

Changing factual birth records without leaving a record of the change could have significant and harmful consequences for our society and is simply irresponsible policy. 
If you disagree with this harmful bill and you want to stop it, click the picture below to send Governor Larry Hogan an email urging him to veto this irresponsible bill. 

3.) SB 340/ HB 980 - Convicted Felons Voting without Completing Their Sentence 

This new law would allow convicted felons to vote when they have not yet completed their sentence.
 
Current Maryland law allows convicted felons to vote after they have completed their sentence They need to have served their time in a correctional institution and to have completed any parole or probation time left. Once they have "paid back their debt to society," their citizen right to vote is restored.

In 2007, the Maryland General Assembly repealed the provision that permanently banned convicted felons from voting or registering to vote. While that bill made sense, this new bill goes too far and allows rapists, murderers, and the most dangerous criminals to be allowed to vote the day they start serving parole or probation.

First, the law changed from convicted felons not being able to vote ever, to being able to vote after the completion of their full sentence. This bill would allow convicted felons to vote immediately when they're released, without finishing their sentence. The next, logical step will be allowing convicted felons to vote while physically still incarcerated in a correctional institution.


If you disagree with this bill and you want to stop it, click the picture below to send Governor Larry Hogan an email urging him to veto this bill allowing convicted felons to vote before they have completed their sentence.

If you disagree with all three of these new laws and you would like to ask Governor Larry Hogan to veto all of them, please click on the picture below to send him an email

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