U.S. Senate Must Act Now on Federal Marriage Amendment

Apr 7, 2004

Take action now! A federal Constitutional amendment is the only way to stop the erosion of marriage. Same-sex marriage will be imposed upon Americans at the hands of activist courts unless we work quickly.

As of today, only 10 Senators have signed on as cosponsors of the federal marriage amendment that was sponsored by Sen. Wayne Allard of Colorado.

The Amendment states: "Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution or the constitution of any State, nor state or federal law, shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups."

Outside the Senate, political support is widespread for the Amendment. The companion bill in the House has 117 cosponsors. President Bush endorsed a federal marriage amendment as the only way to protect "the most fundamental institution of civilization." If his political opponents have their way, same-sex marriage will become a reality.