Ken Blackwell

In the past decade, the Supreme Courts of Washington State, New York, and Maryland —three very liberal states—came down on the side of true marriage. Why” Each court said that the raising of children was a compelling state interest. Each court—of course—is being radically transformed by liberal governors to facilitate their assault on the family.

In Maryland , Attorney General Doug Gansler openly avows this as his governor’s strategy.

We who defend true marriage are equally committed to civil rights. We strongly believe that marriage is a civil right—and that overturning true marriage will cause grave harm to all Americans, not the least to the poor and to minorities. Charles Murray’s new book, Coming Apart, shows how the breakdown of marriage hurts working class whites. We already know how it has hurt black and Hispanic Americans. If we care about equal opportunity and what Lincoln called “the right to rise,’ we should reject Chris Matthews’ scurrilous charges and support true marriage.

Ken Blackwell

Ken Blackwell, a contributing editor at, is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and the American Civil Rights Union and is on the board of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He is the co-author of the bestseller The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency, on sale in bookstores everywhere..
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