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Fight Against Gay Marriage Continues

( [email protected] ) Mar 12, 2004 03:03 AM EST

The pro-lifers and opponents of gay marriage are hearing more news of victory as more states are agreeing to adopting constitutional ban on gay marriages.

Yesterday, two major progressions were made in regards to homosexual marriage. The Massachusetts Legislature agreed to adopt constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman and granted civil unions for gay couples by a vote of 127 to 69 and in California the Supreme Court ordered San Francisco to refrain from issuing marriage licenses to homosexual couples.

Until the decision was made, hundreds of activists and supporters of gay marriage ban gathered outside the chamber crying out “God Bless America.”

Earlier in the day yesterday, President Bush addressed a group of evangelical Christians with words of praise saying “You are doing God’s work with conviction and kindness” and he promised that he would continue support constitutional amendment against homosexual marriage. He said he "will defend the sanctity of marriage against activist courts and local officials who want to redefine marriage."

"The union of a man and woman is the most enduring human institution, honored and encouraged in cultures and by every religious faith," Bush told the National Association of Evangelicals Convention in Colorado via satellite from the White House.

"Government, by recognizing and protecting marriage, serves the interests of all. It is for that reason I support a constitutional amendment to protect marriage as the union of a man and a woman."