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Marriage Upheld

Contact:  Don Swarthout, President, Christians Reviving America’s Values, CRAVE, 859-219-1222, 859-619-2811


WASHINGTON, July 7 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Supreme Courts in Georgia and New York yesterday ruled in favor of those who support the protection of marriage.  Therefore, activists who opposed the protection of marriage have lost.


James C. Dobson, Ph.D., Chairman of Focus on the Family said, “These rulings represent a significant victory for America’s families and I hope, signals an awareness by the judicial branch that the people don’t want courts acting as super legislatures.  In each case, the high court affirmed existing state policy passed the way laws and constitutional amendments are supposed to be passed—by the elected officials or the people themselves.”


Dobson said Americans are fed up with activist judges attempting to re-engineer the social culture of their states and the nation with a few strokes of a pen.


“Today’s decisions in Georgia and New York seem to suggest that courts are beginning to acknowledge this reality,” he said.  “We can only hope that judges in other states where marriage-protection laws and amendments have been challenged have gotten the message, too.”


Bruce Hausknecht, judicial analyst for Focus said, “The Georgia Supreme Court today upheld a common-sense interpretation of that state’s marriage amendment and validated the will of Georgia’s electorate who voted for it.”


Anita Staver, President, Liberty Counsel said, “Aggressive use of the courts to undermine marriage has backfired on the same-sex marriage movement.  The people of America are not about to stand by and watch marriage go up in smoke.”


Don Swarthout, President of Christians Reviving America’s Values applauded the courts decisions.  “It is about time that the courts get it right.  These courts have issued a common-sense decision and they have upheld these legally passed laws.”


“It is about time that we recognize the ACLU’s goal is to remove all morality and common sense from our laws.  Those who oppose marriage are Godless people who have no respect for doing things the right way or the law,” Swarthout added.


Although this was a great day for marriage advocates, there is the possibility of Washington State and New Jersey will try same-sex marriage cases.  The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a federal Marriage Amendment July 17th.


Dr. Dobson said that although today’s rulings are a clear victory for marriage and common sense, the nation must continue to push lawmakers in Washington DC to protect marriage.