Marriage Amendment Goes to the People
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his
wife, and they will become one flesh. – Genesis 2:24
Voters will have the opportunity to amend the constitution of Virginia to define
marriage as the union of one man and one woman when they go to the polls this
November. Even though a majority of Virginians support the concept of marriage
as being the union of one man and one woman, many are confused about what this
amendment will do and why we need to amend our constitution to define
marriage. It is important that we as the church are aware of the issues involved
and are able to articulate a reasoned response when necessary. “Wisdom rests in
the heart of him who has understanding…” – Proverbs 14:33What the Marriage Amendment Will Do
• Define the God-ordained structure of marriage
as the union of one man and one woman.
• Prevent the state of Virginia from recognizing
same sex marriages performed in other states.
• Make same-sex marriage illegal in Virginia including
counterfeit marriages such as “civil unions or “domestic partnerships.”
• Protect our current marriage laws from court challenge or activist judges.
• Allow the voters of Virginia to define marriage on a statewide ballot.What the Marriage Amendment Will Not Do
• It will not take any existing rights away from anyone.
• It will not affect benefits offered by private employers.
• It will not affect wills, joint ownership of property, contracts or
agreements between unmarried individuals.
• It will not unfairly discriminate against anyone.
Please visit www.va4marriage.org and click on “More Frequently Asked
Questions” for a more in depth look at these and other issues.va4marriage.org