Liberty Counsel Defends Marriage in Utah and Oklahoma

Feb 11, 2014

Late yesterday Liberty Counsel filed two friend of the court briefs in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, asking the court to uphold the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Liberty Counsel submitted its own amicus brief and another one on behalf of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH).

In 2004 voters in Utah and Oklahoma approved state constitutional amendments defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Same-sex couples in Utah and Oklahoma challenged the laws in federal court, and on December 20, 2013, U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby ruled the Utah marriage amendment unconstitutional, and likewise, on January 14, 2014, U.S. District Judge Terence C. Kern ruled the Oklahoma marriage amendment unconstitutional.

“Even in ancient times, including times in which same-sex relationships were acknowledged or condoned, the union of the male and female bodies in marriage was recognized as a unique institution, more than merely a union of wills or emotions. For, while same-sex couples can enter a union of the wills, it is not possible for them to join in body in the way true marriage has always required,” the brief points out.

Please pray for the protection of natural marriage in Utah, Oklahoma, and throughout the United States.

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