SHe Said:

By |2005-02-10T09:00:00-05:00February 10th, 2005|Uncategorized|

“Our second great responsibility to our children and grandchildren is to honor and to pass along the values that sustain a free society. So many of my generation, after a long journey, have come home to family and faith and are determined to bring up responsible, moral children. Government is not the source of these values, but government should never undermine them. Because marriage is a sacred institution and the foundation of society, it should not be redefined by activist judges. For the good of families, children and society, I support a constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage.”
– George W. Bush in his State of the Union speech, Feb. 2, 2005.
“President Bush said that government should never undermine family values and family responsibilities but, in the very next breath, called for passage of a constitutional amendment that undermines GLBT families and denies them the same responsibilities of all others.”
– HRC Communications Director Steven Fisher, Feb. 2, 2005 on Bush’s State of the Union speech.
“This president lacks the comprehension of the struggles faced by American families due to his discriminatory policies.”
Dave Noble, National Stonewall Democrats executive director, on Bush’s State of the Union speech, Feb. 3, 2005.
“Where the Republicans are on this issue is irrelevant. What is relevant now is whether the Democrats, our friends and allies, will stand strong and with us against this assault to gay Americans.”
– Matt Foreman, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force executive director, on Bush’s renewed call for the marriage amendment as quoted by Feb. 3, 2005.

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