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Activist Judges Make MPA An Urgent Priority

Posted by thelamp on July 14, 2006

Federal law and the laws of 44 states define marriage the way God does – as the union of one man and one woman. Opponents of biblical marriage, however, have found an opportunity to impose their view of morality on the rest of us through allies in the judicial branch of government. Only an amendment to the U.S. Constitution will put the definition of marriage out of the reach of these activist judges.

CMC enthusiastically supports the Marriage Protection Amendment, which is scheduled to be voted on in the U.S. Senate in June and the House of Representatives in July. The amendment simply reads, “Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.”

This amendment would prevent federal and state courts from following in the footsteps of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, which in November 2003 ruled that the state’s legislature must rewrite its marriage laws for the benefit of same-sex couples. In May 2005, for example, a federal district judge in Nebraska struck down that state’s constitutional amendment defining marriage – even though it passed with 70 percent of the vote in 2000.

It’s clear that the only way to assure that biblical marriage remains the law of the land is through the Marriage Protection Amendment.

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