Why Marriage Matters
You know that marriage is much bigger than what happens on the wedding day. Marriage is the foundation of society. It is our most important social institution and serves an essential public purpose — to legally attach mothers and fathers to their children and to each other.
But despite this fact, same-sex activists, and even the Obama Administration, are attacking marriage and using the courts to force their redefinition of marriage on you and everyone else.
Protecting Marriage — Defending DOMA
The government has an interest in marriage because it has an interest in children — not just to validate the personal promise or desires of consenting adults. So in 1996, Congress overwhelmingly passed the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman for the benefit of children and society.
But the Obama Administration has disregarded this law and neglected its duty to defend DOMA in court. Alliance Defending Freedom and our allies are defending marriage on your behalf.
In March, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in two crucial marriage cases. In one case, DOMA is under attack by same-sex activists. In the other case, Alliance Defending Freedom and our allies are defending Proposition 8, which is California’s voter-approved constitutional amendment protecting marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
The potential impact of these two cases on the future of marriage is unprecedented. But regardless of the high court’s ruling, God’s design for marriage doesn’t change and our commitment to defending marriage doesn’t end.
How You Can Make an Impact for Marriage
Here are three specific ways you can make a huge impact in the battle for marriage:
- Pray: Download this prayer sheet and use it as a guide to help you and your church pray for marriage.
- Share: Share the video with your friends and family to help them understand the importance of protecting marriage in America.
- Give: The battle to protect marriage will be long and costly. Please give your best gift to defend God’s design for marriage in our nation.