Washington Briefing: 2006 Values Voter Summit
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September 22, 2006--Addressing the Value Voters Summit, Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) declared that "the culture of America is under attack."  Massachusetts is the only state that permits same sex marriages due to a ruling of the state's Supreme Judicial Court.  Romney spoke about how he has pushed for a constitutional amendment to reverse the decision but said that there are obstacles to that course.  "We desperately need to have a federal marriage amendment," Romney stated.  "Marriage in one state affects all of the states and therefore we have to have a federal standard that says marriage in this country is a relationship between one man and one woman," Romney said to applause from the audience.  [transcript
Gov. Mitt Romney
Sen. Sam Brownback
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Sen. George Allen
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich
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