Tags: Kansas | Voters | Say | Same-Sex | Marriage

Kansas Voters Say No to Same-Sex Marriage

Wednesday, 06 April 2005 12:00 AM

But the vote in Kansas is just a "prelude" to the real battle, said the Alliance for Marriage, a group that wants to amend the U.S. Constitution to protect marriage across the country.

The Alliance for Marriage says a decade of "activist lawsuits" has made a constitutional "fix" necessary. Although many states have laws defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, those laws do not always hold up in court.

That's why the Kansas House of Representatives, in February, approved an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

A conservative public policy group, Concerned Women for America, hailed Kansas voters for standing up to "unrestrained judges."

Robert Knight, director of CWA's Culture & Family Institute, said Americans are "waking up to the fact that gay marriage is not about tolerance, but about mandating businesses to support homosexuality, and schools to teach children that there is no longer any right or wrong sexual relationship and that marriage itself is meaningless."

A CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll released on Friday reported that 68 percent of Americans oppose legalizing same-sex "marriage," and a majority now supports a federal constitutional amendment.

"Legislators in Kansas, where a Defense of Marriage Act is already on the books, saw a need to protect marriage against activist judges on the state level and, in a refreshing move, gave Kansas voters a chance to voice their support for traditional marriage," said Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, in a statement before the vote tally was known.

The Alliance for Marriage has drafted a Federal Marriage Amendment. President Bush has endorsed the amendment, but it failed to achieve the necessary two-thirds vote in both the House and the Senate last year.

Supporters at the time said just bringing the matter to a vote - and putting lawmakers' stand on the issue on the record - was a victory in itself.

103

© 2019 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Pre-2008
But the vote in Kansas is just a "prelude" to the real battle, said the Alliance for Marriage, a group that wants to amend the U.S. Constitution to protect marriage across the country. The Alliance for Marriage says a decade of "activist lawsuits" has made a constitutional...
Kansas,Voters,Say,Same-Sex,Marriage
323
2005-00-06
Wednesday, 06 April 2005 12:00 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved