Overview of Defend Marriage
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Defend Marriage believes that the effort by homosexual activists and their liberal allies to force the legalization of same sex marriage
is the most serious new threat to traditional marriage and the family. Currently, our primary focus is to block this effort in the United States and Canada.
In Canada, several provincial courts have ruled that same sex marriage must be permitted. We are working with various groups to educate
Canadians about the dangers that legalizing same sex marriage pose to Canada's future.
Opinion polls show that a substantial majority of Americans oppose same sex marriage. But that does not mean that it will be easy
to stop the effort to legalize it. Homosexual activists know that even in the most liberal states they stand no chance of legalizing same sex marriage through
the legislative process. As a result, they are waging their campaign in the courts. They have filed lawsuits in several liberal states in hopes that liberal judges in
at least one of these states will rule favorably and legalize same sex marriage in that state.
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has now handed down such a ruling legalizing same sex marriage. That set the stage for the next
step in the game plan of the homosexual activists to force all states to accept same sex marriage. That is to apply a provision of the U.S. Constitution, the "Full
Faith and Credit Clause," to force all the other states to also recognize the legality of same sex marriages. For more background and a detailed discussion of this
strategy and its implications click here.
Because this strategy uses the court system it is more difficult to stop than would be a legislation-based campaign. Once any
state court legalizes same sex marriage there is only one sure way to protect the citizens in all the other states from being forced to also accept the legality of same
sex marriage. That way is to amend the Constitution to prevent the application of the Full Faith and Credit Clause to marriage. Defend Marriage is making passage
of a constitutional amendment that will accomplish this our top priority in the U.S. An amendment which seeks to do this, H.J.Res. 56 has been introduced in the United
States House of Representatives. Click here for an analysis of this amendment. Other amendments may also be
Amending the Constitution is not easy to do and has been done on only 17 occasions in the history of our Republic. But it can be
done--and Defend Marriage believes it must be done--to neutralize this threat.
Defend Marriage is a project of United Families International, a 501 (c )(3)
organization, meaning that contributions to support Defend Marriage are tax deductible. You can make a contribution on line
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