Press Room

July 09, 2004


HRC Responds to President Bush’s Radio Address on Federal Marriage Amendment

Statement of HRC President Cheryl Jacques, July 10, 2004

"Just days after his administration announced new terrorist threats, President Bush took to the airwaves to promote a discriminatory amendment ranking dead last on the American people's priority list.

"President Bush and his congressional allies should focus on the priorities of the American people, not the agenda of their extremist base.

"The Federal Marriage Amendment is discriminatory, unnecessary and it undermines our Constitution.

"President Bush and his extremist allies are trying to distract the American people from the serious challenges facing America. The American people will see through these cynical politics."

The full text of the president's address is available at:

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