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Marriage: Amend Constitution

You’ve probably heard in the past few weeks the charge that the Federal Marriage Amendment, which would define marriage in the U.S. Constitution as the union of one man and one woman, would write discrimination into our country’s founding document. Don’t believe it for a second.

The truth is, the Constitution is going to be altered one way or the other. Either that change will come from unelected, unaccountable judges intent on creating a right of homosexual couples to marry when the Constitution grants no such right; or it will come from the American people through this amendment to preserve marriage as it has served society for millennia.

Amendment opponents have also turned to an emotional argument in asking, “How does one couple’s gay marriage threaten anyone’s heterosexual marriage?” This question misses the point: The goal of gay activists isn’t the individual relationship of any two people, despite such statements. It is the revision of national policy to say that gender, especially in child-rearing, is inconsequential, even though research indicates children do best when raised by a married mother and father.

This aggressive campaign to undermine marriage as it’s always been known can be defeated -- but only if we all stand up to support the Federal Marriage Amendment.

Bryan Martin

Oak Harbor

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