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Jul 08

The Great Marriage Debate: The Hardest Questions and the Best Answers

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

Beginning July 12, the United States Senate will debate recent events and the legal circumstances that threaten marriage and necessitate a federal constitutional amendment to protect the institution, and then vote to end debate so that they might proceed to a formal vote on such an amendment. As this debate and decision approaches, three leading advocates of an amendment to preserve marriage, including the lead Senate sponsor of the amendment, will address the main questions before the Senate and answer the main objections that will be raised in that debate. How does same sex "marriage" harm traditional marriage? Why does this issue have to be dealt with now? Doesn't the existing Defense of Marriage Act protect the states from activist state judges? Isn't this a question for the states to decide? Must we settle this issue by amending the United States Constitution?

More About the Speakers

The Honorable Wayne Allard (R-CO)
United States Senate

The Honorable Sam Brownback (R-KS)
United States Senate

The Honorable John Cornyn (R-TX)
United States Senate