World Congress of Families Responds to Iowa Court Legislating Same-Sex Marriage: Carlson's Testimony Ruled Inadmissible by Judge
Jacobs commented: "The rationale for this ruling is that limiting marriage to a man and a woman is a violation of equal protection for homosexual couples who want to marry, hence unconstitutional."
"But if not allowing same-sex couples to marry is unconstitutional, what about a brother and sister, or a man and three women who want to marry? On the basis of today's ruling, aren't they also denied equal protection under the law by not being allowed to marry?" Jacobs asked.
"Clearly, the 'equal protection' argument is a ruse by a court determined to force its social views on the people of
The Iowa Supreme Court ruling affirms a 2007 decision of
World Congress of Families International Secretary
In a summary of his "Relevant Opinions" (submitted to the court to establish his qualifications as an expert witness), Carlson said of children raised by their married natural parents: "They are less likely to be physically, sexually, or mentally abused, to use illegal drugs, to be involved in the juvenile justice system, to become wards of the state, or to attempt suicide. Marriage law has privileged the sexual relation of man to woman because of these positive effects on children, which have also made valuable contributions to society."
Carlson was born in
World Congress of Families is an international gathering of pro-family leaders, scholars, parliamentarians and activists held every two years. World Congress of Families V will be held in
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The World Congress of Families (WCF) is an international network of pro-family organizations, scholars, leaders and people of goodwill from more than 60 countries that seek to restore the natural family as the fundamental social unit and the "seedbed" of civil society. The WCF was founded in 1997 by
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