Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Thousands sign marriage protection petitions

Micah Clark of the American Family Association of Indiana says nearly 8,000 Hoosiers have signed petitions asking Scott Pelath (D - Michigan City) to allow a committee hearing, a vote and to support SJR 7: the Marriage Protection Amendment.

“Rep. Pelath is the one person now standing in the way of allowing Hoosiers to have a voice on the issue of same-sex marriage in Indiana. Rep. Pelath’s decision to allow SJR 7 to go to the full House floor, or to block the measure will determine if two million Hoosier voters, or a lone unelected judge, will decide the future of marriage in Indiana,” said Micah Clark, Executive Director of AFA of Indiana.

Same-sex marriage advocates want to use the courts to force society, including schools and churches, to embrace homosexual or polygamous relationships as the moral and legal equivalent of a married husband and wife.

Currently, Iowa, a state where its House passed an amendment in 2005 but the Senate refused, is embroiled in a legal battle after a judge overturned Iowa’s 1998 DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) in favor of same-sex marriage.

Around a dozen states have had legal challenges to their marriage statutes from homosexual activists seeking to redefine marriage. Thirty states have protected their marriage laws from similar lawsuits with constitutional amendments. — AFAI

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