Huelskamp on Sunday’s Meet the Press to discuss Federal Marriage Amendment
Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) joins NBC network television host David Gregory for tomorrow’s weekly edition of Meet the Press sometime after 8:00 a.m. CT on Eagle Channel 2 and Channel 602 in HD. They are expected to discuss Rep. Huelskamp’s Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) to amend the U.S. Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman in the wake of this week’s Supreme Court decisions concerning the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8.
The FMA has not been introduced in more than two years and has not gotten a floor vote since 2006. 95% of those House Republicans, e.g., Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Cantor, still serving in the 113th Congress voted for it. Rep. Huelskamp is the only Member of Congress who, as a state legislator, authored one of the thirty state constitutional amendments that prohibit homosexual marriage and polygamous marriage. In 2005, 70% of Kansas voters voted for the state constitutional amendment authored by then-state Senator Huelskamp.
Also on Sunday’s show will be House Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Texas state Senator Wendy Davis. This week, the Supreme Court rekindled debates at the heart of American politics. Meet the Press guests will talk about the role of the Court and discuss whether these debates, as well as clashes over abortion rights and immigration, signify a return of the culture wars. The roundtable will include MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow; Faith and Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed; Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson; Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint; and NBC’s Pete Williams.