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Mass. marriage amendment may be dead after another delay

BOSTON (BP)--Massachusetts legislators recessed a constitutional convention Nov. 9 without voting on a citizen-backed marriage amendment, a disheartening move for conservatives that likely killed the proposal for good.

MARRIAGE DIGEST: Pelosi makes history with ‘gay marriage’ stance; N.J. citizens oppose marriage redefinition; …

WASHINGTON (BP)--Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is set to make history next year by becoming the first female House speaker, but she'll also become the highest ranking political leader in American history publicly to support "gay marriage."

MARRIAGE DIGEST: Kerry now says he’d oppose Mo. amend.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Clarifying comments he made in August, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said in an interview published Sept. 16 he would have voted against Missouri's constitutional marriage amendment.

DNC Chair targets Bush over Marriage Protection Week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The head of the Democratic National Committee released two statements Oct. 6 opposing the president's Marriage Protection Week proclamation and supporting the homosexual-themed National Coming Out Day.

Ariz. appeals court rules against same-sex ‘marriage’

PHOENIX (BP)--An Arizona state appeals court has denied a request to legalize same-sex "marriage" in the state.

FIRST-PERSON: ‘No time to waste’ for marriage amendment

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Sociologist Pitirim Sorokin prophetically noted that the stability of marriage eventually determines the welfare of the culture. Marriage is highly valued because it alone serves as a stable platform for regulating sexual behavior and provides the necessary support for the nurture and care of children. Indeed, it is the only social institution that accomplishes these functions.

Bush supports traditional marriage definition in proclamation

WASHINGTON (BP)--President Bush has proclaimed Oct. 12-18 as Marriage Protection Week, calling the institution's preservation "essential to the continued strength of our society."
      The president issued the proclamation Oct. 3, one day after a coalition of 25 evangelical Christian and conservative organizations announced a campaign to preserve marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The effort, campaign leaders said, will begin with Marriage Protection Week and will work toward passage of a constitutional amendment to preserve the biblical and traditional definition of the institution.

PROCLAMATION: Marriage Protection Week text

WASHINGTON (BP)--President Bush has issued a proclamation declaring Oct. 12-18 to be "Marriage Protection Week." Following is the complete text of the proclamation:

FIRST-PERSON: Whose definition of marriage: God’s or man’s?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--One tenet of a republic is that the voice of the people influences the law of the land. The Founders intended this as they wrote the Constitution and created a new nation.

Land, Dobson, other leaders announce pro-marriage alliance

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Marriage Protection Week

WASHINGTON (BP)--The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and two dozen other Christian and pro-family organizations held a news conference Oct. 2 saying they have joined together to defend the traditional definition of marriage.
      The effort will begin Oct. 12-18 with Marriage Protection Week and will work toward passage of a constitutional amendment to preserve the traditional definition of the institution.