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Shelby Statement on Federal Marriage Amendment

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SHELBY STATEMENT ON FEDERAL MARRIAGE AMENDMENT

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala) today voted in favor of a procedural measure that would have allowed the Federal Marriage Amendment to be debated by the United States Senate. Senator Shelby had the following statement regarding the vote:

"I believe that the institution of marriage should be between a man and a woman. Activist judges should not be permitted to redefine the sacred bond of marriage. For generations, humanity has defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman upon which families are built. While the U.S. Senate was unable to proceed to this important measure, I continue to believe that a constitutional amendment is necessary to combat the activist courts who have attempted to redefine marriage in the United States."

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http://shelby.senate.gov/news/record.cfm?id=256577

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