This article is an overview. CWA did not support the language in the amendment because the second sentence is open to differing interpretations, and its drafters acknowledged that it was specifically worded so state legislators could create civil unions and domestic partnerships, because the CWA opposes any legal recognition of same-sex couples. This page was last edited on 10 Januaryat Opponents of the FMA claim polling of the public has shown a cautious response, with many polls indicating opposition, even in states such as Arizona and Colorado which are normally thought of as socially conservative. Supreme Court in United States v. Virginiathe United States Supreme Court overturned state marriage laws that barred interracial marriages on the basis that marriage is a "basic civil right
Conservative activists who favor such amendments may refer to them as "defense of marriage amendments" or "marriage protection amendments.
Ted Cruz: We Must Amend U.S. Constitution to Defend Marriage
Retrieved August 19, Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state. Wisconsin Referendum 1 . Constitution, banning same-sex marriage. Constitutional Amendment 1 . They argue that marriage is a religious term that should not be defined by the government.
Retrieved July 2, Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state. Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of one man and one woman as husband and wife, no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized. Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state. Wisconsin Referendum 1 .