Jul 14 2004

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 voted on 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. 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.”