IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2003
Diane Gramley 1.814.271.9078 or 1.814.437.5355
SEXUAL PERVERSION OKAYED BY U.S. SUPREME COURT IN EFFORT TO FURTHER
UNDERMINE AMERICAN TRADITIONAL VALUES
(Harrisburg) -- Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court will further
undermine already hurting American families, a traditional values group
extremist U.S. Supreme Court Justices have just thrown out states'
rights to decide what is immoral sexual perversion.
They have rewritten the Constitution to include a right to
privacy that does not exist and declared war on America's traditional
families and values. Homosexual activists will use this ruling to
further their agenda," Diane Gramley, director of the American
Family Association of Pennsylvania said.
Gramley continued, "Our U.S. Senator, Rick Santorum, has endured
weeks of attack simply for speaking the truth.
He knew, and AFA of Pennsylvania agrees with his statement, that
the door will be swung wide open for laws against bigamy, prostitution
and incest to be challenged if the Court overturned the Texas sodomy
law. Already many
homosexual activists argue that sexual relations with minors under the
age of 14 that are deemed "consensual and harmless" should be
considered as a 'gay rights issue,' and should not be prosecuted under
the law. With today's decision, this could easily be considered a
'right to privacy."
The majority of Americans do not agree that homosexual sex should be
protected under a constitutional right to privacy. In 1986 the Bowers v.
Hardwick decision upheld laws against sodomy.
Then Chief Justice Warren Burger wrote in his concurring opinion
" in constitutional terms there is no such thing as a fundamental
right to commit homosexual sodomy."
Today's decision also threw out Chief Justice Burger's statement.
"What a difference seventeen years and changes in the make up of
the Supreme Court makes. This highlights the importance of not having activist
justices appointed to the bench. We
need Supreme Court Justices who will uphold America's traditions and
beliefs, who will defend traditional families and who will not view the
Constitution as an ever changing document," stated Gramley.
"Today the U.S. Supreme Court declared sexual perversion as being
protected under the Constitution by declaring there is a right to
privacy to protect private, adult consensual sexual activity.
Which are next to be struck down:
prostitution, bigamy, incest?
What further attack will the courts have on American's families
and values?" Gramley asked.
ruling strikes down the sodomy laws in thirteen states: Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi,
Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and
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