The war inside America: Judges vs. voters

To the editor:

What do the majority of Americans think about marriage?

The answer was perfectly clear Nov. 2, with voters in several states deciding by huge margins to preserve in their state constitutions the age-old definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

All of the 11 states with constitutional amendments on marriage passed them by upwards of 60 percent or 70 percent of the vote. In Mississippi, 82 percent of the voters were in favor of a state marriage amendment. Hopefully, that sends a clear message to our senators and representatives in Washington that we want, and ex-pect, them to similarly protect this sacred institution in the U.S. Constitution.

In a democracy like ours, these election results should be enough to ensure that the people will get what they want. That is un-likely to be the case, though, given the arrogance of many state courts. As Louisiana found out after passing a similar amendment earlier this fall, there are no limits to some courts’ ability to overreach when looking to foist a politically correct agenda on the rest of us.

That’s why the only real remedy to efforts to render marriage meaningless is an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

There are plans to reintroduce the Fed-eral Marriage Amendment to Congress in January. Senators and representatives need to be bombarded by phone calls, e-mails, and letters.

They can be reached at (202) 224-3121 or

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Cindy Trebus