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Huelskamp will file Constitutional Amendment to restore DOMA VIDEO

Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp will file a constitutional amendment to restore DOMA

Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) made the following statement concerning the Supreme Court’s DOMA and Prop. 8 decisions and his plan to introduce the Federal Marriage Amendment:
“With these two decisions, a very narrow 5-4 Court majority has substituted its personal preferences on marriage for the Constitutional decisions of the American people and their elected Representatives. In doing so, five activist justices have short-circuited the democratic process. The Court had neither logic nor constitutional principles in mind: in the DOMA decision, the majority claims states have the sole responsibility to define marriage. But in the Proposition 8 case they discarded the votes of 7 million Californians who voted to defend traditional marriage.
In the end, these unelected judges have allowed the desires of adults to trump the needs of children. Decades of research on families, combined with generations and centuries of human experience, all agree – children do best when they have a married mom and dad in the home. This ruling further undermines that ideal, causing harm to America’s children and all of society.
Despite the illogic of these two decisions, there are positive points to be made: the Court did NOT fabricate a constitutional right to homosexual “marriage.” Contrary to the claims by President Obama and others, the Court did NOT overrule DOMA in its entirety – Section 2 still preserves the states’ sovereign power to decline recognition of same-sex “marriages” in other states. The Court did NOT overrule those laws and constitutional amendments, including the Kansas Marriage Amendment I authored as a state Senator, that still protect traditional marriage in 37 states.
This radical usurpation of legislative and popular authority will not end the debate over marriage in this country. Congress clearly must respond to these bad decisions, and as a result, I plan to introduce the Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) to amend the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.”

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  • Tshock

    The Stone Age called, they want their way of thinking back.

  • Dougie

    Whatever he can possibly due to waste tax payer money!

  • Waste of Time

    Because we don’t have other things to worry about in this country than trying to take rights away from people and worrying about something that won’t impact him one bit.

  • Ruserious

    Let him make an a** out of himself. It’s a pitty most people won’t see through his stupidity and ignorance come next election. They’ll vote the same fool right back in. He’s even a bigger joke in Washington to his peers than he is here to his constituents.

    To bad the GOP feels they always have to 1 up each other on their conservatism. That’s why they keep loosing ground and funniest thing of all is they can’t figure out why. Haha. Always good for a laugh though.

  • Frank

    Timmy the Tool, still action’ a fool. It’s people like him keeping the Democrats in power

    • http://hayspost american

      didn’t watch his crap video, but look at the picture, everyones got their back to him, thats how i feel about this fool