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West Virginia Record | THEIR VIEW: Time to defend marriage in W.Va. is now.

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via West Virginia Record | THEIR VIEW: Time to defend marriage in W.Va. is now.

Jeremiah G. Dys, Esq., makes the case for a marriage protection amendment in West Virgnia.  Says the editorial:

West Virginians want to define marriage for themselves. They do not want their government to set a policy — and they especially do not want courts to impose a system — that knowingly deprives children of a mom or a dad.

How do I know? Because we asked 513 registered voters in West Virginia if they would support an amendment to the West Virginia Constitution that defined marriage, and 73 percent said, “Yes.” That same percentage said they would be “more likely” to vote for a candidate who supported such a measure. Frankly, I am not terribly surprised. West Virginians know that children do best in a home with their married mom and dad. Why change it?

But, the response to the last question surprised me. When asked, “Should a court be able to make same-sex marriage legal in West Virginia?,” 80 percent of West Virginians shouted, “NO!”

Outside special interest groups should not decide this issue. We should. Theirs is an agenda of legislative and judicial chaos that undermines the family by cheapening marriage. A marriage amendment, defined by and for West Virginians, keeps marriage as we have always known it to be.

To read the rest of this editorial, visit the West Virginia Record’s website.


Written by Jeremy Dys

October 23, 2008 at 2:14 pm

Posted in Marriage

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  1. No comments? Why not? There’s plenty of room here to comment. I sent my commentary directly to Mr. Dys. He knows what I said.

    joe rorke

    October 28, 2008 at 5:39 pm

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