Republicans Call For Marriage Amendment

Leesburg Today
August 26, 2003
By Allen Browning

The Loudoun County Republican Committee last night adopted a resolution supporting a constitutional amendment backing traditional marriage. The action came during the LCRC’s monthly at Simpson Middle School in Leesburg two months after the party considered a different version that opposed sodomy and the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent landmark ruling.

Both versions of the resolution call upon Congress to pass a resolution defending traditional marriage. However, the initial version offered in June by Blue Ridge District Chairwoman Eve Marie Barner contained specific language “defining marriage as being exclusively between one man and woman.” Barner was inspired by a national movement supported by President George W. Bush and led by Senator Bill Frist (R-TN) who are pushing for a Constitutional Amendment that would outlaw gay marriage.

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