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Preserving Marriage

Posted - Mar. 4, 2004 at 8:55 a.m.



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Amending the Constitution of the United States of America is serious business!

Before jumping on the bandwagon of support for an amendment that would essentially ban same-sex “marriage” in this country, KSL urges Americans to carefully consider the magnitude and potential consequences of what is being considered.

Granted, in view of what’s happening in Massachusetts and at San Francisco’s City Hall, an act as drastic as amending the Constitution may indeed be required to preserve the stability of the sacred institution of marriage.

Before taking that step, though, KSL encourages thoughtful consideration of possible legislative alternatives. Especially important at this stage is a vigorous effort to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, passed by Congress in 1996. It defines marriage as a union of a man and a woman. The Act also gives states the right to reject same-sex unions performed or recognized by other states.

Finding a way to preserve state control over marriage while limiting the impact of decisions made by so-called “activist judges” will be key to any viable resolution of our concerns.

KSL believes any deviation from the historic standard of marriage threatens the stability of society’s most basic unit, the family. Furthermore, the current decline of the traditional family – a father, a mother and children – threatens the very foundation of civilization itself.

In the end, marriage, as defined through the millennia, should be preserved.

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