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1st MILLERLAND

CONGRESS

S. 120-00
Title of Bill:

Marriage Protection Act

Principal Author(s): Melody Yu


Sponsored by: Ashley Young

BE IT ENACTED BY THE MILLERLAND CONGRESS


1 SECTION 1: Findings
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Congress makes the following findings:
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1) Same-Sex Marriage Violates Natural Law
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Marriage is a relationship rooted in human nature and governed
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by natural law.
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Any situation which institutionalizes the circumvention of the
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purpose of the sexual act violates natural law and the norm of
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morality.
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2) A Child Will Be Deprived of His Natural Father Or Mother
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The child will be deprived of a paternal or maternal role model
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(A) Children need fathers for social and biological influence
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A recent study of the effects of father absence on girls found
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that girls who grew up apart from their biological fathers
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were much more likely to experience early puberty and a
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teen pregnancy than girls who spent their entire childhoods
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in an intact family.
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A strong marriage provides a model for girls of what to look
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for in a man, and gives them the confidence to resist the
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sexual entreaties of their boyfriends.
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(B) Children need mothers for emotional security
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others provide children with emotional security and are
able to respond to the physical and emotional cues of
infants, giving them the care they need.

Mothers give their daughters personal counseling as they
confront the physical, emotional, and social challenges
associated with puberty and adolescence.
3) Validates and Promotes the Homosexual Lifestyle

Legal recognition of same-sex marriage will obscure certain basic
moral values, devalue traditional marriage, and weaken public
morality.

More than 79 percent of heterosexual married men and women,
along with lesbians in civil unions, reported that they strongly
valued sexual fidelity. Only about 50 percent of gay men in civil
unions value sexual fidelity.

SECTION 2: Purpose
This bill provides a secure traditional concept of marriage and allows
children of the United States to grow up in a more well rounded family.
SECTION 3: General Provisions
This affirms the right of States and the federal government to not
recognize same-sex relationships licensed in state jurisdictions.
SECTION 4: Definitions
Well-rounded: does not lack father or mother's roles
Sexual Fidelity: faithfulness to ones sexual partner
Marriage:
a legal union between one man and one woman.

Citations:
Esther Rothblum and Sondra Solomon,
Civil Unions in the State of Vermont: A
Report on the First Year.
University of Vermont Department of Psychology, 2003.
Ellis, Bruce J., et al., "Does Father Absence Place Daughters at Special Risk for Early
Sexual Activity and Teenage Pregnancy?"
Child Development
, 74:801-821.

David Popenoe,
Life Without Father
(Boston: Harvard University Press, 1999).
Eleanor MacCoby,
The Two Sexes: Growing Up Apart, Coming Together
(Boston:
Harvard, 1998).

Steven Rhoads,
Taking Sex Differences Seriously
(Encounter Books, 2004).