January 23, 2014
Virginia’s new Attorney General, Mark R. Herring, after only two weeks in office, announced today that he will not only abandon the defense of the Commonwealth’s marriage amendment, but he will also file a brief against it. The Virginia marriage amendment was passed by a vote of 57 percent of Virginians in 2006. It affirms marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Marriage was not created by religion or government and is ontologically a union of one man and one woman. For any court or civil authority to think it has the authority to redefine marriage is the height of hubris. Deconstructing marriage will hurt children and society.
Attorney General Mark Herring is using the Supreme Court’s decision on the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as the basis of his argument. Today’s legal battle over deconstructing marriage is the equivalent of the 1973 abortion decision in Roe v. Wade. Deconstructing marriage will divide our country and, like the abortion decisions, puts the selfish desires of adults over the needs of children.
Pray for the protection of marriage and family across America.
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