Jul 14 2004

Graham Supports Federal Marriage Amendment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today voted in support of the Federal Marriage Amendment to the Constitution. He made this statement following the vote: “I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman. “A handful of liberal judges in Massachusetts should not be allowed to change the definition of marriage for the rest of the country. Unfortunately, that is the situation we find ourselves in today. “The Massachusetts Supreme Court, by recognizing same-sex marriages as legal, has set a terrible precedent. I believe it’s only a matter of time before other states will have to give in to the Massachusetts decision and recognize same-sex couples who were married in that state. “The only way to stop this process from going forward is to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between a man and a woman. “If we’re going to change the definition of marriage – one of the oldest and strongest concepts in our culture – it should come about through the constitutional process and actions of the peoples elected representatives. We cannot allow a few liberal judges to hijack and completely rewrite the definition of marriage.” #####