June 13, 2005
Another Marriage Battle
by Luke Mullins and Tory Newmyer,
Roll Call Staff
An AFL-CIO executive committee resolution opposing the Federal Marriage Amendment was attacked this week by a broad coalition of religious and traditional-values organizations.
In a letter to AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, more than three dozen state and national organizations Ã¢â‚¬â€ including the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Catholic Vote, the Coalition of African American Pastors and Christian television and radio networks Ã¢â‚¬â€ implored union officials to rescind their opposition to the FMA at the labor groupÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s annual convention, which will be held July 25-28 in Chicago.
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