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Jim DeMint Urges Americans to 'March for Marriage' on Saturday

Friday, 24 Apr 2015 12:46 PM

Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint has called on millions of Americans to join him in the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., this Saturday.

The march is being staged as part of the conservative group's efforts to uphold the current laws banning gay marriage in many states, which are being challenged in the Supreme Court next week, according to The Daily Signal.

In a video available on YouTube, DeMint said, "I want you to talk to your family, friends, and if you can, to make your voice heard right here in Washington when the March for Marriage takes place on Saturday.

"Just a few days after the march, the Supreme Court will hear challenges to laws that define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Let's stand and defend the institution of marriage, which existed long before government, to provide children with mothers and fathers."

The former South Carolina senator continued: "Thirty-nine states currently have good laws on the books defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. These laws were passed democratically with overwhelming support, and yet unelected judges have struck down these marriage laws in 26 states."

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"The people and their elected representatives should debate this issue and make marriage policy, and not unaccountable judges. States should be free to make policies that serve the common good by reflecting the truth that marriage is a union of a man and a woman.

"For the good of our children, our society and our government, all Americans have the freedom to live as they choose, but none has the right to redefine marriage for the rest of us.

"Please add your voice as the Supreme Court decides whether to keep the authority to determine marriage policy where it belongs, in the hands of the American people."

The march will begin at the National Mall at 11.30 a.m. and will proceed to the Supreme Court building.

On Tuesday, the nation's top court will hear oral arguments in a case to decide whether gay marriage will become a constitutional right, and the position of Chief Justice John Roberts will be the center of focus, according to CNN.

Some conservatives would be deeply disappointed if Roberts votes in favor of same-sex marriage. Roberts previously angered conservatives when he voted to uphold Obamacare on the grounds that the law is a constitutional use of the government's taxing authority.

Conservatives are hoping that Roberts will align his legacy with those who believe same-sex marriage should be decided by the people, not the courts.

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