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Subtitle: A Key Issue in the 2004 US Presidential Election
Author(s): DICK, John A.
Journal: Marriage, Families & Spirituality
Volume: 10 Issue: 1 Date: Spring 2004
Marriage, its definition and defense, has become a major issue in the 2004 United States presidential campaign race. The republican candidate, President George W. Bush, favors an amendment to the US constitution that would ban same-sex marriages. By favoring civil unions rather than gay marriage, the democratic candidate John Kerry, who opposes a constitutional ban and has supported gay rights, is attempting to maintain the support of the gay community without sacrificing the religious conservative vote. INTAMS staff member and LIBISMA director John A. Dick gives an overview of the issues.