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Contact: Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096
July 11, 2013
AFA Asks Citizens to Act on Proposed Federal Marriage Protection Amendment
Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp Introduces Resolution; Americans Can Encourage Representatives to Co-Sponsor

 The traditional definition of marriage has certainly taken a hit over the past few weeks, but there is hope as a federal Marriage Protection Amendment defining marriage in American as between one man and one woman is in the works. 

Congressman Tim Huelskamp of Kansas has introduced the Marriage Protection Amendment (H.J. RES. 51), an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would make marriage legal only between a man and a woman. 

“Many Americans haven’t heard about this encouraging development because the liberal media opposes it and therefore simply refuses to report on it,” said American Family Association President Tim Wildmon. “If citizens don’t know about it, they can’t act on it, so we’re hoping to encourage Americans to take action so this amendment to protect marriage will pass.” 

The amendment states, “Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.” 

“The Supreme Court has opened the door for homosexual marriage in our country,” Wildmon continued. “The recent rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 have emboldened gay activists to work even harder.  A federal Marriage Amendment will finally put an end to activist judges tampering with the will of the people. Rep. Huelskamp needs co-sponsors for H.J. RES. 51. We encourage Americans to contact their representatives and ask them to co-sponsor the resolution. Homosexual activists are determined to force homosexual marriage on America by using activist liberal judges, like those on the Supreme Court.  

“The time has come for Congressmen to go on the record and take a public stand.  By signing on as co-sponsors to HJR 51, these lawmakers will make it crystal clear to their constituents what they really believe about natural marriage.”   

Wildmon suggests several ways Americans can take action on the proposed federal marriage amendment: 

  • Send an e-mail to representatives asking them to co-sponsor H.J. RES. 51. 
  • On Facebook, tell friends about the amendment on your page. 
  • On Twitter, post “I support the Marriage Protection Amendment  #MarriageProtectionAmendment—http://bit.ly/12Dfz2A. 

For more information on American Family Association, visit www.afa.net. 

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To interview a representative from American Family Association, contact Deborah Hamilton at dhamilton@hamiltonstrategies.com, 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096. 

American Family Association (AFA) a non-profit 501(c3) organization was founded in 1977 by Donald E. Wildmon, who was pastoring First United Methodist Church in Southaven, Mississippi, at the time.  Since 1977, AFA has been on the frontlines of America’s culture war. The original name of the ministry was National Federation for Decency but was changed to American Family Association (AFA) in 1988. 

Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country with over two million online supporters and approximately 180,000 paid subscribers to the AFA Journal, the ministry's monthly magazine. In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 200 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio (AFR) banner. 

Other divisions of AFA include American Family Radio, the AFA Foundation and OneNewsNow.com, an online news provider that is syndicated around the world. AFA maintains activist web sites such as OneMillionMoms.com and OneMillionDads.com that rally Christian activists to contact companies asking them to drop their advertising from objectionable TV shows. AFA web sites average over 40 million hits and five million visitors each month. 

AFA uses all these means to communicate an outspoken, resolute, Christian voice throughout America.
 

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