Matt Daniels, president of the Alliance for Marriage, told Fox News’ Brit Hume on June 30:
The [Federal Marriage Amendment] says two things. Marriage in the United States is between a man and a woman and let the people of the states democratically decide who gets the benefits of marriage. It is designed to
take the courts out of the business of deciding these questions for the people.”
Has Daniels really considered the implications of using public opinion polls to define the rights and responsibilities of long-term relationships? And does Daniels really believe committed relationships should be haphazardly subjected to the open market of well-funded lobbyists?
Far from protecting marriage from the Constitutionally guided court system, the Federal Marriage Amendment redirects the federal court system to impose the religious right’s sex-based definition of marriage upon every church and locality in the nation.