A Defining Moment: Marriage, the Courts, and the Constitution
Publication Date: May 2004
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Matthew Spalding
Keywords: Legal issues
The most responsible step Congress can take to preserve marriage is to send a constitutional amendment that protects the institution of marriage to the states for ratification. If the options are either to allow a few activist judges to redefine marriage by judicial fiat or to amend the Constitution to reflect the established will of the people, the choice is clear.