Next week, the U.S. Senate votes on the Marriage Protection Amendment, a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. I think it is imperative that those of us who support traditional marriage support this. Focus on the Family’s Citizenlink has a good FAQ on the Amendment, and why a federal amendment is needed (basically, state judges can trump state declarations by calling them unconstitutional). Here’s the text of the amendment:
Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.