Family Research Council Praises Maryland House of Delegates for Stopping Same-Sex 'Marriage' Bill

Mar 11, 2011, 16:04 ET from Family Research Council

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council today praised the members of the Maryland House of Delegates for their decision to return to the House Judiciary Committee a bill that would legalize same-sex "marriage."


FRC Senior Fellow for Policy Studies Peter Sprigg, a Maryland resident who had testified against the bill at hearings in both chambers of the Maryland General Assembly, made the following comments:

"The confidence of homosexual activists that they would be able to redefine marriage in Maryland was clearly misplaced. The opposition to this bill – even from one of its former co-sponsors – reflects the groundswell of opposition expressed by the people of Maryland.

"Particular thanks must go to the African-American pastors, church members, and delegates who spoke out against the attempted hijacking of the concept of 'civil rights.'

"We now urge the members of the Maryland House Judiciary Committee to take no further action on this divisive bill, and instead to allow the General Assembly to turn its attention to the economic and fiscal needs of Maryland."

To read Peter Sprigg's testimonies, click the following links:

Maryland Senate

Maryland House of Delegates

SOURCE Family Research Council