Washington, D.C. – Meeting yesterday’s deadline, Concerned Women for America (CWA) filed its amicus briefs in the two marriage cases at the United States Supreme Court in support of the people’s right to define marriage as the union between one man and one woman. Concerned Women for America President and CEO, Penny Nance, has issued the following statement:
“CWA’s briefs focus on the undeniable political power of the homosexual movement and why they should never be considered a ‘suspect class.’ In Hollingsworth v. Perry, the Proposition 8 case in California, the brief concentrates on their incredible power in California, while in U.S. v. Windsor, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case, our focus is on their power at the national level. Both briefs paint a very clear picture showing we are dealing with one of the most powerful movements in history, even though it represents a very minute section of the population.
“The half-a-million members of Concerned Women for America are fully aware that our religious liberties and the very fabric of our nation are at stake on this issue. We are proud of the arguments we have put before the Court and now as we look forward to the arguments in March, our commitment to pray for our country and this issue specifically will only increase.
“Additionally, CWA’s think-tank, the Beverly LaHaye Institute (BLI), submitted a very important brief highlighting one of the most comprehensive studies on the effects of homosexual parenting on children. The study developed by the highly regarded University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus, showed that compared to adults from married-mom-and-dad homes, those raised by lesbian mothers had negative outcomes in 24 of 40 categories and those raised by homosexual fathers had negative outcomes in 19 of the 40 categories.”
Janice Crouse, Senior Fellow of BLI said, “The study simply makes clear that the legislature has more than a compelling interest in protecting marriage as the union between one man and one woman. It is simply the best, most stable, most profitable environment for children and, therefore, for our nation’s future.”
If you would like to schedule an interview with CWA CEO and President Penny Nance or Dr. Janice Crouse, please contact Alison Howard at [email protected] or 202-309-5978.
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