Another Marriage Battle

ROLL CALL
Washington, D.C.
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 — 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 — implored union officials to rescind their opposition to the FMA at the labor group’s annual convention, which will be held July 25-28 in Chicago.
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Lawsuit asks federal court to strike down Michigan's gay-marriage ban

“A new federal lawsuit seeks to strike down Michigan’s constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution. …Michigan voters approved the amendment…with November’s passage of Proposal 2. …Gary Glenn, president of the Midland-based American Family Association of Michigan and an outspoken supporter of Proposal 2, said the filing was ‘certainly no surprise. It does point to the absolute necessity of a Marriage Protection Amendment to (the) U.S. Constitution in order to protect the will of the people of Michigan and 17 other states in the country,’ Glenn said.”
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