The following is the full text of a press release from “Focus on the Family” about the House’s rejection of the already-dead anti-gay-marriage amendment to the Constitution.
Dobson Says House Betrayed People with MPA Vote
Vows to let every American know how their lawmakers vote
Colorado Springs, Colo — Focus on the Family Action Chairman James C. Dobson, Ph.D., issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives failed to approve the Marriage Protection Amendment:
“Once again, the men and women representing their constituents in Washington have betrayed those who put them in power. Like the Senate did before them, the House has refused to protect the institution of marriage from activist judges bent on redefining it.
“Americans have made it clear where they stand on the traditional family, which has been the bedrock of civilization for 5,000 years. Twenty states, by overwhelming margins, have passed constitutional amendments defining marriage solely as the union of one man and one woman. That represents tens of millions of voters whose beliefs and desires have been disregarded by members of Congress.
“We are seeing increasing signs that many of those voters are fed up with Washington. We certainly intend to tell them how their senators and congressmen voted on the Marriage Protection Amendment. We believe many of them will ‘remember in November.’ “
As Dan Fessler pointed out, the people who talk about heterosexual monogamous marriage as if it were some sort of naturally occuring universal phenonmenon are talking through their hats. “5000 years” would cover Abraham, Jacob, David, and Solomon, none of whom seemed to believe in the one-man-one-woman formula.
Footnote And what’s gotten into the AP lately?
The vote was 236-187 with one member voting ”present,” a slight improvement over the last House vote just before the 2004 election but still 46 short of the two-thirds majority needed to advance a constitutional amendment.
“Improvement”?!! There’s some liberal media bias for you.