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====== FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ======

America First Party
1630 A 30th Street #111
Boulder, Colorado 80301
http://www.AmericaFirstParty.org

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Senate Fails to Defend Traditional Marriage

Boulder, CO -- While the great majority of Americans have no difficulty in identifying that the institution of marriage is critical to providing a nurturing environment for children, and is therefore a key societal institution, the Senate today nevertheless miserably failed to defend it. In an effort to achieve the 60 votes necessary to bring The Marriage Protection Amendment to a vote, proponents were only able to garner 49.

The Marriage Protection Amendment seeks to define marriage as being between a man and a woman only, and to prohibit the "legal incidents" of marriage from being conferred on same-sex civil unions.

The America First Party adopted a platform position at its Cincinnati Convention last week calling marriage "a sacred value upon which the traditional family is based", and calling for a constitutional amendment protecting marriage. The plank states that the "traditional family is ordained by God and built upon the marital union of one man and one woman."

Our Nation's Founders rightly memorialized their philosophy with the phrase "the laws of nature and of Nature's God" in the Declaration of Independence, a phrase that captures the essence of Natural Law. A constitutional amendment, by excluding unnatural relationships from having a place of honor, would merely defend what the Founders believed.

The America First Party was founded in April 2002 and is focused on electing principled citizen statesmen who will preserve and protect our people and our sovereignty, promote economic growth and independence, encourage the traditional values of faith, family, and responsibility, ensure equality before the law in protecting those rights granted by the Creator, and clean up our corrupted political system. In 2004, the AFP elected two-thirds of its candidates to public office.

Contacts:
Jonathan Hill, National Chairman, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 4
John Schweingrouber, Press Secretary, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 2

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