WASHINGTON, November 19, 2003 ( – President George W. Bush commented yesterday on the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling which declared homosexual ‘marriage’ a constitutional right.  Speaking from Britain where he is visiting with political leaders, the President said, “Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman. Today’s decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court violates this important principle. I will work with congressional leaders and others to do what is legally necessary to defend the sanctity of marriage.”  The ruling, handed down yesterday, comes just over a month after President Bush declared October 12-18 Protection of Marriage Week.  In his proclamation, the President stressed that “Marriage is a sacred institution, and its protection is essential to the continued strength of our society.”  Senator Hillary Clinton, thought by many to be aiming for a Presidential run in 2008 if not 2004, lashed out at Bush’s declaration.  Speaking to homosexual activists at a New York fundraiser for the Empire State Pride Agenda, Clinton called the Bush supported effort to protect marriage as “taking away rights and undermining the ability of Americans to live their own lives.”  Democratic Presidential contender Howard Dean commented on the homosexual ‘marriage’ ruling on his official ‘blog’ website saying, “There will be those who try to use the decision today to divide Americans. Instead, this decision should be viewed as an opportunity to affirm what binds us together—a fundamental belief in the equality of human beings, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation.”  See the Bush and Dean statements on their official sites and related LifeSite coverage:


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