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House Set To Vote On Marriage Protection

Wednesday, 29 September 2004 12:00 AM

Currently, more than 40 states define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, with 11 states set to vote in November to amend their state constitutions to protect traditional marriage. Within the past several weeks, Missouri and Louisiana overwhelmingly passed state constitutional amendments by margins of 71 to 78 percent.

In order to pass a constitutional amendment, the Senate and the House must pass the amendment by a two-thirds vote, and then the amendment must be ratified by three-quarters of the states or 38 states. Once the Senate and the House pass the amendment, the ratification process is almost assured since so many states have already passed state laws designed to preserve traditional marriage. Even if the House does not pass the amendment by the required two-thirds vote, the battle will be far from over. In fact, it is just beginning.

Mathew D. Staver, President and General Counsel for Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit litigation, education, and policy organization commented, “With a handful of activist judges bent on redefining marriage against the will of the American people, the only way to preserve marriage is to preserve traditional marriage in the federal constitution.

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