Senate Debate on Anti-Family Amendment is an Example of Politics at its Worst

United States Constitution Being Misused for Political Purposes

July 9, 2004 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Blogger Tumblr

(Washington, DC) – As the United States Senate begins debate on the anti-family Federal Marriage Amendment, Log Cabin Republicans criticize Senate leadership for engaging in an election-year political stunt. "GOP Senate leaders admit they don't have the votes for passage, yet they're wasting valuable time dividing the American family, instead of doing the people's business," said Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director Patrick Guerriero. "This is political showmanship of the worst kind. It divides the American family at a time when we should be uniting to win the war on terror and tackle the other challenges facing our nation."

The anti-family Federal Marriage Amendment would turn back the clock on gay and lesbian basic rights by denying not only civil marriage, but also jeopardizing civil unions and possibly even any domestic partner benefits.

As Iraqi leaders are beginning the process of crafting a new Constitution for Iraq, they should ignore what's happening in Washington, DC over the next week. "This amendment is not about protecting the sanctity of marriage, it is about playing politics with the Constitutional process. The timing of this vote demonstrates the political motives underlying the decision to consider this proposal," said Guerriero.

Log Cabin Republicans have been leading a coordinated effort to defend the Constitution. This campaign includes a television advertisement, prints ads, the most intense lobbying effort in its history, and the grassroots mobilization of Log Cabin members across America.