President Bush Calls for Constitutional Amendment Protecting Marriage

President Bush announced this morning that he is calling for “an amendment to our Constitution defining and protecting marriage as a union of man and woman as husband and wife.” Some choice quotes from his speech: “After more than two centuries of American jurisprudence, and millennia of human experience, a few judges and local authorities are presuming to change the most fundamental institution of civilization.” “The union of a man and woman is the most enduring human institution, honored and encouraged in all cultures and by every religious faith. Ages of experience have taught humanity that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society.”