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
“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.
Cruz vows to introduce federal amendment banning gay marriage.)