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September 15, 2009
AFA critical of congressional attack on institution of marriage
The American Family Association today issued a warning that a fresh attack on the institution of natural marriage is being launched in Congress by supporters of the radical homosexual agenda.
Supporters of homosexual marriage in Congress such as Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), lesbian Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and homosexual Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) are launching an effort today to repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which directs the federal government to recognize only man-woman unions as marriages.
This law, signed by Democrat president Bill Clinton, also protects states from being forced to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
Said AFA spokesman Ed Vitagliano, “If DOMA falls, the door will be wide open for activist judges to order one state after another to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
“In all 30 states where natural marriage has been put to a vote, American citizens have voted decisively to protect the institution of marriage as it has been understood since the dawn of time. This is no time for Congress to trample on the will of the people and create the likelihood that they will be forced to accept values they have rejected at the ballot box.”
Added Bryan Fischer, AFA’s Director of Issues Analysis, “People in state after state have made it clear that they do not want either Congress or activist judges tampering with the time-honored institution of marriage.
“People who care about the institution of marriage and care about their own state’s Tenth Amendment right to decide this issue for themselves should be outraged at this frontal assault on the cornerstone of American society and on the democratic process itself.”
Fischer pointed out that even Rep. Barney Frank, the most prominent homosexual member of Congress, thinks the current ploy is a bad idea. “For perhaps the first time in history, the AFA is urging members of Congress to listen to Barney Frank.”
The AFA sent out an action alert to its network of 2.6 million supporters today, urging them to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill.


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