Sunday, June 12, 2005

Democrat Senator of Nebraska Now Supports Marriage Amendment

One of the only Democrat senators in flyover country (defined by me as the middle states above Texas) has now come out in favor of the US Marriage Amendment? Ben Nelson (D) has said that he would only support the federal amendment if a federal court overruled a state law, which has now happened in the case of Nebraska's own amendment to its state constitution.

From a Baptist Press article:
In May U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon overturned Nebraska's marriage amendment, ruling it was discriminatory and made homosexuals "unequal." The amendment bans both "gay marriage" and Vermont-style civil unions. The ruling is being appealed.
When my own state representative, Lana Gordon, said she wouldn't support the Kansas Marriage Amendment because it wasn't necessary, I told her that any state law currently on the books could be overturned as unconstitutional by a leftist court and we needed the state amendment. As a good old state-rights Republican, I prefer the matter to be handled by the states. Now that a Federal court has ruled against the will of the people (of Nebraska), we must all be concerned that our wishes will be restricted by the Men in Black. It may be the case that only a national Marriage Amendment will protect us from social activist judges.

I'm thankful that Senator Nelson has seen the light. That's a good sign.


At 9:15 PM, Blogger Travis said...

That's right. We must have change on a national level in order to protect our freedoms and national morality from liberal judges who seek to rewrite our constitution and our national heritage. I am glad this Senator has seen the light.

The Blogging boy Scout,


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