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Republican lawmaker to introduce constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) made the following statement concerning the Supreme Court’s DOMA and Prop. 8 decisions and his plan to introduce the Federal Marriage Amendment:

“With these two decisions, a very narrow 5-4 Court majority has substituted its personal preferences on marriage for the Constitutional decisions of the American people and their elected Representatives. In doing so, five activist justices have short-circuited the democratic process. The Court had neither logic nor constitutional principles in mind: in the DOMA decision, the majority claims states have the sole responsibility to define marriage. But in the Proposition 8 case they discarded the votes of 7 million Californians who voted to defend traditional marriage.

In the end, these unelected judges have allowed the desires of adults to trump the needs of children. Decades of research on families, combined with generations and centuries of human experience, all agree – children do best when they have a married mom and dad in the home. This ruling further undermines that ideal, causing harm to America’s children and all of society.

Despite the illogic of these two decisions, there are positive points to be made: the Court did NOT fabricate a constitutional right to homosexual “marriage.” Contrary to the claims by President Obama and others, the Court did NOT overrule DOMA in its entirety – Section 2 still preserves the states’ sovereign power to decline recognition of same-sex “marriages” in other states. The Court did NOT overrule those laws and constitutional amendments, including the Kansas Marriage Amendment I authored as a state Senator, that still protect traditional marriage in 37 states.

This radical usurpation of legislative and popular authority will not end the debate over marriage in this country. Congress clearly must respond to these bad decisions, and as a result, I plan to introduce the Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) to amend the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.”
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ACTUALLY, in my opinion…the government should recognize everything as civil unions across the board. Only in the eyes of the church should there be what is known as “Marriage” and that should only be between a MAN and a WOMAN.

Government has no business in “Marriage”.

marriage= 1 male 1 female every one else civil unions man on man woman on woman man on dog, I don’t care.

I notice the only way you can reply to this article is with in insults and articles that are one man opinion. Is the way the left and gay lobby responds not with facts but with insults.

These ARE facts, Tim. There is no other way to describe what this person is doing. Unless he’s in a cave, he should know by now that the Supreme Court of the United States just ruled a similar amendment unconstitutional.

How else would you describe someone who, realizing this, attempts to drag it back up? He’s a national embarrassment.

Our very own Rep Steve King will be on this band wagon too I’ll bet.

When are these religious nuts going to learn that the world has evolved. They need to quit wasting time and our money with their out of date ideals.

I’d like a constitutional amendment to ban religion so we wouldn’t have paranoid kooks like this guy in Congress.

What a moron.

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