Senator John Eichelberger has also introduced a resolution to reclaim states’ rights, similar to State Representative Daryl Metcalfe’s. Time is of the essence as the deadline to appeal Judge Jones’ decision declaring our Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional is one week from today!
Increasingly voters see unelected judges tossing or rewriting laws which have been passed by their elected legislators — clearly unconstitutional actions. State Representative Daryl Metcalfe and State Senator John Eichelberger have introduced resolutions fighting for states’ rights in their respective chambers. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide organization advocating for the natural family, applauds their efforts to reclaim what has been stolen from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
n the footnote on page 30 of Judge John Jones’ decision last week in which he declared PA’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, he claims that any and all efforts to defend natural marriage by way of a constitutional amendment are discriminatory. Since 2006 there have been several attempts to place a Marriage Protection Amendment (MPA) before the people for a vote.
As the fourth challenge to Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act was filed in court yesterday, an attorney involved in one of the lawsuits expressed his desire for an activist court to force the legislature to legalize so-called same-sex marriage. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide advocate for one man one woman true marriage, expressed outrage over the suggestion of an unconstitutional mixing of powers between the legislative and judicial branches.
1.) It appears that Senator Harry Reid’s description of Senator Ted Cruz’ efforts on defunding Obamacare as a ‘waste of time’ has proven to be incorrect.
2.) Pennsylvania needs a Marriage Protection Amendment and Representative Daryl Metcalfe has introduced a bill ( HB 1349 ) to begin the long process of amending Pennsylvania’s Constitution to define marriage as only between one man and one woman and to ban any substantially equivalent relationship as being recognized as marriage.
The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), fully supports Representative Daryl Metcalfe’s call for the impeachment of Montgomery County Register of Wills Bruce Hanes and Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. First the dereliction of duty and now lawlessness has reigned in the Commonwealth for more than two weeks.
Next week the United States Supreme Court is expected to hand down two decisions that could change America forever. Those decisions are to decide the constitutionality of California voter-approved Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. We, of course, have no idea how the decisions will come down. The uncertainty in itself is mind-boggling, but Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia warned in his dissent in the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas case, which struck down that state’s sodomy laws, that the Court’s decision would open the door to same-sex “marriage.” Now, fast forward ten years.
The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) commends Representative Daryl Metcalfe for once again taking the leadership role in introducing a Marriage Protection Amendment which will allow Pennsylvania voters to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman within the Commonwealth. HB 1349 must be approved by the General Assembly in two consecutive sessions; at that point a voter referendum will be presented to the people to amend the state Constitution.
The attacks on traditional marriage continue. Homosexual activists are unrelenting in their march towards “marriage equality.” Meaning they will not be satisfied until same-sex “marriage” has been legalized across the country. However 32 states have already taken the extra step to protect marriage by passing Marriage Protection Amendments (MPA). Unfortunately, Pennsylvania is not one of them.