Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Public Statements

Statement by Senator Mark Pryor on A Constitutional Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage

By:
Date:
Location: Unknown


Statement by Senator Mark Pryor On A Constitutional Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage

I oppose gay marriage. In 2004, I supported the amendment to the Arkansas constitution to ensure the status of marriage in our state remains only between a man and woman. I support the federal law we already have on the books, the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between only a man and a woman and further declares that no state is required to honor a same-sex relationship sanctioned by another state. At this point, I do not think there is a need for a constitutional amendment given Arkansas's amendment, federal law, and a judicial process that prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriages.

http://pryor.senate.gov/newsroom/details.cfm?id=256606&

Skip to top
Back to top