Marriage Amendments Prevail

8 11 2006

Filed under: Marriage, Homosexuality, Politics, Election

Matt Daniels of Alliance for Marriage writes about the marriage amendments that prevailed in seven out of eight states yesterday.

“Yesterday, Americans overwhelmingly demonstrated once again at the ballot box that the future of marriage transcends political party and partisan politics,” said Matt Daniels, president and founder of the Alliance for Marriage. “Radical activists know this truth too well and thus will continue to sue in court to destroy the common sense definition of marriage in America – against the will of the vast majority of Americans.”

Voters in Colorado, Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin, overwhelmingly approved state marriage amendments on the ballot. Twenty seven states have now approved marriage amendments to their constitution protecting marriage as a man and woman. This brings to forty-five the total number of states with either statutory or constitutional protections for marriage.

“Given the ongoing attack on marriage in courts across the country – most recently in New Jersey — AFM’s Marriage Protection Amendment is clearly the only hope for the American people to determine the future of marriage under our laws,” added Daniels.

“Most Americans believe that gays and lesbians have a right to live as they choose. But they don’t believe they have a right to redefine marriage for our entire society,” said Daniels. “Americans want our laws to send a positive message to children about marriage, family and their future.”

Homosexuals already have equal rights. What they are demanding is special rights. And the courts cannot create special rights, especially where no rights currently exist.

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