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White House waffling

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Jul 02, 2003

President Bush has declined to support a constitutional amendment protecting marriage, explaining, "I don't know if it's necessary yet." (The Washington Post has the details of the story.)

Not necessary yet?!

And suppose tomorrow the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts rules that the state must recognize the "marriage" of same-sex couples. (It could happen; that court's decision is due any day now on a crucial test case.) Then will it be time for action on the federal level? How long should we wait?

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: - Jul. 03, 2003 11:32 PM ET USA

    I doubt that we shall ever have a President exactly "tailored" to our liking. Right now, we have the best we can have. Surely you did not want Al. Better to have 80% of a pie, than none at all. Bush is doing his best. Let's continue to work with him, to support him.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 03, 2003 11:28 PM ET USA

    Please lay off the President. If you do not, we'll end up with another demon-possessed "Clinton" in the White House, appointing pro-abort fanatics to the Courts. We need to look beyond the merely "immediate."

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Jul. 02, 2003 4:45 PM ET USA

    I pray that he reconsiders. He's got to spend that political capital somewhere and this looks like a good place to start.

  • Posted by: Brad - Jul. 02, 2003 3:52 PM ET USA

    It seems that the President has suddenly lost his moral conscience. I am extremely frustrated with the chicken-hearted conservatives that refuse to jeopardize themselves on any moral issues (aside from Santorum - God bless him). Meanwhile, history will show that they were in office as one moral building block after another crumbled, leading to another downfall of a great civilization. Is there anyone with the courage to be a hero and stand for truth no matter what?