A Resolution in Support of the Marriage Amendment
May 22, 20061. Whereas, the family unit consisting of a father and a mother has been a pillar of civilization, and
2. Whereas, many studies have proven that children do best when they are in a home with a father and a mother, and
3. Whereas, the institution of marriage has been under repeated attacks from activist judges, and
4. Whereas, the definition of marriage is in danger of being changed and broadened so that it will have little or no meaning, and
5. Whereas, both the Federal government and the Commonwealth of Virginia have recognized the value of the traditional family unit by legally protecting and recognizing marriage.
6. Whereas, both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly have passed by overwhelming margins and with bipartisan support the following resolution to be voted on by the people of Virginia on November 7, 2006 and added to the Constitution of Virginia:
That only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political subdivisions.
This Commonwealth and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage. Nor shall this Commonwealth or its political subdivisions create or recognize another union, partnership, or other legal status to which is assigned the rights, benefits, obligations, qualities, or effects of marriage.
7. Be it resolved that the Loudoun County Republican Committee endorses amending Article I of the Constitution of Virginia by adding a section numbered 15-A to define marriage as the union between one man and one woman as passed by the Virginia General Assembly.
8. Be it further resolved that the Loudoun County Republican Committee work to ensure the passage of the amendment which will appear on the ballot in November 2006, and
9. Be it further resolved that the Loudoun County Republican Committee will recommend a yes vote in favor of the Marriage Amendment on Sample Ballots distributed at the polls on Election Day.