Concerned Women for America of IOWA Urges Iowans to pursue Constitutional Amendment in Light of State Supreme Court's Activist Ruling on Same Sex Marriage
Contact: Tamara Scott, State Director, Concerned Women for America of Iowa, 515-577-4985
DES MOINES, Iowa, April 3 /Christian Newswire/ -- It is a travesty that the Courts have trampled upon the voices and values of the people of Iowa by failing to uphold the people's intent to protect traditional marriage through the legislature's Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
William Blackstone, renowned for his commentaries on the law, stated, "If the legislature will positively enact a thing to be done, the judges are not at liberty to reject it, for that were to set the judicial power above that of the legislature, which would be subversive of all government..." Today the Iowa judges have rejected Iowa law by overruling DOMA, and it is time for Iowans to take action.
Equally disappointing is the fact that this could have been totally avoided if the Iowa legislators would have listened to the people of Iowa rather than political interest groups and provided for a State Amendment protecting marriage when then - Rep. Danny Carroll began the process in 2005.
The most disappointing aspect of this ruling is that many pro-family groups and Christian voters continue to hope the judicial or legislative branches will fix the problem when we, the people have failed to honestly stand on the principles of God which gave our Forefathers direction, protection and great wisdom. Until we rightly handle these issues in God's house, we will continue to fail in the court house, the state house and the school house. George Washington warned us it would be impossible to rightly govern without the Bible, until we repent and return to those same principles, we will fail to properly govern and succeed as a nation.
Iowans need to look to the people of California for encouragement and begin working today to pass an amendment by asking our legislators to allow us a vote on an amendment. Sitting legislators should not only support a bill that would allow Iowans a say in the vote, but they should demand their constituents' voices be heard by sponsoring the bill and offering to bring it to the floor. Any legislator not willing to sponsor such a bill is proving their loyalty is with political agendas and not with the people of Iowa or the intent of our Founding Fathers.
Iowans are a sturdy and determined people, and we hope they will refuse to allow high-dollar attorneys funded by the homosexual movement to have the last word in the Heartland.
Concerned Women for America is the nation's largest public policy women's organization.
CWA of Iowa * PO Box 616 * Ankeny, IA 50211 * 515-963-0888 * www.cwfa.org