Thursday, November 19, 2009

On the Marriage Protect Act, an Erratum

This is an erratum to a previous post, Ron Paul’s Position on a Federal Marriage Amendment

I had once said that it was the one good thing that George W. Bush did during his presidency. The Marriage Protection Act simply restricts the jurisdiction of the federal courts against cases challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. I had written:

The Marriage Protection Act which RP co-sponsored was in fact signed into law by President Bush.

This is not true. I don't know where I got the idea that it was signed into law, but it wasn't. It was passed by the House in 2004, but didn't even get out of committee in the Senate. It has been introduced in each congress since, but did not pass the House. But RP has cosponsored it every time it has been introduced as well as sponsoring the We the People Act, which would also limit the federal court's jurisdiction over these and other matters.

If you agree with this concept of stopping the federal courts from forcing the states to accept same sex marriage, contact your congressman and ask him/her to support these bills. And as always, I appreciate it when fellow bloggers point it out when I make a mistake.

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