17 Mar Gary Bauer: Obama and The Mass Destruction Of Marriage
While the administration does virtually nothing about Iran’s pursuit of weapons of mass destruction, it remains intent on the mass destruction of marriage in America. Friday White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs stated that President Obama was prepared to work with congressional liberals to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
One would think this announcement would make for major headlines in the news. After all, the president is advocating a tremendously radical step. In 1996, the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage in federal law as the union of one man and one woman, was passed with overwhelming bi-partisan support — 342-to-67 in the House and 85-to-14 in the Senate. It was signed into law by then Democrat President Bill Clinton. Since then, the voters of 30 states have passed constitutional marriage protection amendments by overwhelming margins. But if the administration is intent on redefining marriage, I believe there are millions of Americans who will rise up to defend our traditional values.