Phyllis Schlafly, founder of the pro-family Eagle Forum, said she hopes lawmakers will also look to Ohio, whose state marriage amendment is considered the strongest in the nation.No, it doesn't protect marriage from its main attacker -- the family courts.
"It not only protects marriage," she explained, "but it protects us from the Legislature or the courts pretending that they have a substitute for marriage and giving same-sex couples all the rights and benefits of marriage even though they don't give them the name."
There will be disagreements within the pro-family camp when the final draft is submittedspecifically over the issue of civil unionsbut Tom McClusky, director of government relations for the Family Research Council, predicted everyone will be onboard.
"One hundred percent of the family groups agree that something needs to be done," he said, "and ultimately it will be deduced that we need to pass a marriage amendment."
Friday, January 14, 2005
All family groups agree
This Family News story says: