Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp, a Republican, last week urged the House to approve a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to a heterosexual union.

In a House floor speech delivered during National Marriage Week (February 7-14), Huelskamp strongly suggested that allowing gay couples to marry hurts the economy and children.

“Mr. Speaker, this week marks National Marriage Week,” he said. “This is the time for Americans to recognize, to celebrate, to honor this time-honored institution and the critical importance of a man and a woman committing to each other and to the children of their loving union.”

“The plain and simple truth is this: marriage is vital to our economic success, cultural well-being, and our children. And sadly, it is being trampled upon as we speak. Unelected judges from all across the country are forcing their personal feelings and biases against traditional marriage upon the American people. This judicial activism has thrown the social and legal status of marriage into chaos.”

“Since the question of marriage is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, Congress must act now to right this wrong. That is why today I am reintroducing the marriage protection amendment to affirm the true meaning of marriage is between one man and one woman and to provide a clear policy for our Nation, especially for our children,” he added.

Huelskamp's resolution currently has 29 Republican co-sponsors, according to TheHill.com.

(Related: Ted Cruz vows to introduce federal amendment banning gay marriage.)