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FMA moves forward as 'Marriage Protection Amendment'

‘Marriage is not safe from activist courts until a U.S. Constitutional Amendment is ratified.’

— Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council

The Federal Marriage Amendment is back and the Right wants it on the fast track.

They’ve aptly renamed it The Marriage Protection Amendment, and it would define marriage nationwide as the union of one man and one woman, and would prevent courts from redefining marriage or conveying any legal benefits granted by marriage.

The Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights, is slated to act today on (Senate Joint Resolution 1), with action by the full Judiciary Committee to follow on Thursday, November 3. Listen to Tony Perkins foam at the mouth:

“We are pleased to see the Senate take action on the amendment and hope the House follows their example,” said FRC President Tony Perkins. “This is a crucial issue that deserves a full public debate.

“While most of the country is focused on Supreme Court nominations and the War on Terror, the assault on marriage grows.

Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) is the the sub committee chair, and the markup of the Marriage Protection Amendment is a high prioritym so that the measure on to the full committee. He wants the amendment to come to a vote in both the Senate and House before the 2006 mid term elections.

To take out your wrath on butthead Brownback, visit KansasNate’s The Anti-Sam Brownback Blog. The Heretik is doing a round-up of links on this, and Gary at American Regression has action items.

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