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Monday, May 24, 2004

Pro-choice group denounces marriage amendment

NARAL Pro-Choice America, the leading national advocate of a women's right to choose, announced its opposition to the Federal Marriage Amendment on Thursday. In a statement by the group, they said they viewed the attempt made by the Bush administration to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage as a violation of the fundamental American right to privacy.

"It is well established that the U.S. Constitution protects individual's decisions about marriage, procreation, contraception, and family relationships," NARAL Pro-Choice America interim president Elizabeth Cavendish said on Thursday. "We oppose President Bush's effort to divide the country by urging adoption of a constitutional amendment to deny Americans the right to make personal, private decisions. We are proud to stand side by side with our colleagues in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community to oppose this outrageous proposal."


Fundamentalists Use HiTech To Assail Gay Marriage
by Newscenter Staff

(Colorado Springs, Colorado)  Conservative Christian ministries used a satellite hookup Sunday to take their battle against same-sex marriage to churches throughout the country.

The broadcast was beamed into 500 churches and carried on hundreds of Christian radio stations as a result of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts.

Among the speakers were James Dobson, head of Focus on the Family; Bishop Wellington Boone of Wellington Boone Ministries; Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council; Chuck Colson of Prison Fellowship Ministries; and Rev. Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals.

Colson, the former Nixon aide who went to prison for his role in the Watergate scandal, called the audience “the great sleeping army” and said that Christians are the key to forcing congressional support for a federal marriage amendment.


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