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Marriage Wins in Seven States

Posted by thelamp on November 9, 2006

In almost every state where voters sought to uphold the biblical definition of marriage, their values prevailed.

Bible-believing Christians and other values voters in Colorado, Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin truly have a reason to celebrate. The preservation of God’s definition of marriage was the highlight of Tuesday’s mid-term election.

Among the eight states deciding whether to ban “faux marriages,” only voters in Arizona rejected God’s definition that marriage is the union between one man and one woman. The strong support in the remaining seven states is a tremendous victory that will supersede the short-term setbacks values voters encountered on Election Day.

“Finally, in these states the assault on marriage and family can come to an end, and they can join the other 20 states that have preserved the institution of marriage with a constitutional amendment,” said Pastor Parsley, founder and president of the Center for Moral Clarity. “I know pro-family advocates in Arizona will be eager to continue their defense of biblical marriage, and I certainly support those efforts. The people have had the change to vote on this issue 28 times and God’s definition of marriage prevailed 27 times. That should give pause to activist judges who seek to subsitute their own view of morality for the people’s. ”

Same-sex marriage already was illegal under Arizona state law, but not as part of the state constitution. Some observers have speculated that Proposition 107 may have been too broad in its approach, barring government entities – such as the state, cities, counties, universities and school districts – from recognizing any relationship similar to marriage.

This is how marriage amendments across America fared on Tuesday:

  • Arizona – 48 percent
  • Colorado – 56 percent
  • Idaho – 63 percent
  • South Carolina – 78 percent
  • South Dakota – 52 percent
  • Tennessee – 80 percent
  • Virginia – 57 percent
  • Wisconsin – 59 percent
  • Source:  www.centerformoralclarity.net

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    2 Responses to “Marriage Wins in Seven States”

    1. I totally enjoy your blog and would like to post a bookmark to it over at mine: http://thywordistruth.wordpress.com/

      It also deals with topical (and personal) issues of the day from a Christian perspective.

      I’d love to know what you think about it.

      Blessings to you,

      Jim

    2. Robert said

      Sure, that would be fine. 🙂 I’ll be sure to visit your blog and post some comments. It may be later today or tomorrow before I can visit.

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