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Promoting marriage, by not promoting marriage

January 14, 2004 10:11 AM

In Bush's upcoming State of the Union, he will probably unveil his "marriage promotion" plan which would "provide at least $1.5 billion for training to help couples develop interpersonal skills that sustain 'healthy marriages.'" -- ie, not gay ones.

He's "facing pressure from conservatives eager to see the federal government defend traditional marriage" after the November ruling in Massachusetts confirming the legal right to gay marriage.

But that's still not good enough for some groups like the Southern Baptist Convention and James Dobson's Focus on the Family. "Several conservative Christian advocacy groups are pressing Mr. Bush to go further and use the State of the Union address to champion a constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage."

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Elizabeth de Veer:

Sure, I see what you mean about the waxing poetic, but come on, he's military. And a former Re-Pubican. And that makes me think that whatever he thinks about the war, he has a better chance of beating the bush than other candydates. And I like his environmental thing. But then again, we don't know how liberal he really is, like where does he stand on women's reproductive rights? Is he a Re-Puby in a liberal's clothes?

Fri Jan 16 2004 11:37 AM


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