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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. Retrieved February 5, Proponents of FMA argue that same-sex marriage advocates want to disregard federalism and use the judicial system to make same-sex marriage legal nationwide, which only the Federal Marriage Amendment can forestall. Hardwick Department of Defense Directive Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States. LewinP.
Twenty-three of the Democrats' Senate seats and 10 Republican seats will be contested in the election. However, Roberta Combs, President of the Christian Coalition of America claims, "Christian evangelicals made the major difference once again this year. Retrieved August 13, Don't hire columnists to promote agendas" Associated Press. The Institute on Money in State Politics.