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MASSACHUSETTS: Family Research Council Files DOMA Amicus Brief

Yesterday a legal arm of the Family Research Council filed a DOMA amicus brief with the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Massachusetts. Via Christian Newswire:
The brief, authored by Thomas More Society's special counsel Paul Linton, argues two points in defense of the constitutionality of DOMA:

1. There is no Federal Constitutional Right to enter into a same-sex marriages.

2. US law reasonably reserves marriage and its benefits to opposite sex couples so as to promote both responsible procreation of children and the raising of those children by their biologically-related mother and father.

"Why should Americans be forced to encourage, as well as support with their tax dollars, same-sex relationships, which obviously -- and by their very nature -- cannot produce children or provide both the mothers and fathers that evidence proves beyond peradventure that children need to fully develop and flourish?" asked Tom Brejcha, president and chief counsel for the Thomas More Society in Chicago.
NOM filed an amicus brief yesterday too.

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