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What you need to know about marriage
· May 06, 2013 10:00 AM
The US Supreme Court is currently reviewing challenges to state and federal laws that define marriage as the union between a man and woman. Specifically it’s looking at The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) passed by an overwhelming bipartisan majority in Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996 and Proposition 8 an amendment to the California constitution passed in 2008 by voters in that state.
Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is an alliance-building legal ministry that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith. It has released a brochure aimed at educating Americans on the important questions and answers driving the marriage debate.
With the recent passing of legislation in both France and New Zealand allowing same-sex couples to marry, same-sex marriage activists in Australia are attempting to pressure our government to follow suit. This is despite the Australian Parliament’s resounding rejection of redefining marriage last September by a margin of almost two-one.
Now more than ever, the onus lies with the Christian constituency to uphold the traditional definition of marriage as between a man and a woman, and to advocate for the rights of children to have both a mother and a father.
With this in mind, we encourage you to download and read the ADF brochure. It is a very relevant and useful resource defending marriage.
It explores questions such as:
What is marriage?
Why does marriage matter to the government?
What are the consequences of redefining marriage?
Hasn’t divorce already harmed the institution you’re trying to preserve?
What does the research say?
Why shouldn’t everyone be able to marry the one they love?
Why would allowing same-sex couples to marry be bad for marriage?
and many more.
Download a free copy of the brochure
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