Ken Blackwell

Or, we have the deepest concern for the survival of marriage itself. For in marriage, great nations are preserved. In marriage, children are nurtured and protected.

Last month, Supreme Court Justice Tony Kennedy dismissed all our concerns about preserving marriage. He attacked us, and the citizens of thirty-two states, saying such ideas can only be the result of bigotry and a desire to inflict hurt on our fellow citizens.

We must deny that. We must denounce Tony Kennedy’s unhistorical, illogical, and spiteful pronouncements.

Westminster Abbey on that joyous April day two years ago was no Animus House!

And the presence of Sir Elton John and his longtime companion as invited guests confirms the truth that marriage is a blessing for all. Marriage bashes no one.

Still, the Royal Family’s crest gives us a hint of deeper meaning: Dieu et Mon Droit—God and My Right—is often translated as a justification for the Divine Right of Kings.

Whether we accept monarchy or not, and I don’t, it is nonetheless clear that the British Monarchy rests on family and family is defined by blood, marriage, and adoption.

The Queen’s most regrettable royal assent to the overturning of marriage will threaten the very foundation of her kingdom. As a constitutional monarch, Elizabeth II acts only at the bidding of Her Government. It was therefore the elected Prime Minister David Cameron who forced through this damaging bill. Having done this wrong thing, how can Cameron's majority in Parliament say NO to those of her subjects who demand polygamy?

Our French friends are putting up a great resistance. They call this terrible error the dénaturation de marriage . In this, the French have taught us all an important lesson. Thousands of years of history, law, and experience have shown us what true marriage is. Those who militantly demand we overthrow marriage are denaturing it.

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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