American Family Association Sends Message to Supreme Court: Uphold Marriage, Don’t Undermine It
TUPELO, Miss.—As the Supreme Court of the United States prepares to hear oral arguments on April 28 about the state of marriage for the entire country, American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) is sending a clear message to the nine Supreme Court justices.
“In just a few weeks, the nation’s highest Court will consider whether states are permitted to uphold marriage through the constitutional process or whether Americans must now be governed by the anti-marriage homosexual agenda,” said AFA President Tim Wildmon. “Make no mistake, silencing the will of the people, who have clearly spoken across this nation in support of marriage and the family, would have far-reaching effects on our nation and would render this Court an enemy of the Constitution it claims to uphold. We urge the Justices to protect the integrity of our legislative and constitutional process and to uphold, not undermine, marriage in America.”
The Supreme Court announced earlier this year that it would consider the issue of same-sex marriage, which previously had been left up to each state. Thus far, voters in 31 states have acted through the democratic process to uphold marriage and the family. Yet, today, same-sex marriage is legal in 36 states, due in large part to overreaching judges who have chosen to disregard the will of the people and cater to the homosexual agenda.
Nationwide, according to the Family Research Council’s Peter Sprigg, 3,360,580 individuals have voted for same-sex marriage in three states—Maine, Maryland and Washington State—compared to more than 41 million who have voted for marriage protection amendments or bans on same-sex marriage in 31 states—a ratio of more than 12 to 1.