Sen. Landrieu Statement on the Marriage Amendment
WASHINGTON — United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., released the following statement after voting today to continue debate on S. J. Res 1, the Marriage Amendment.
Sen. Landrieu said:
"While I strongly support the definition of marriage as a sacred union between one man and one woman, the Constitution has given authority over these matters to state legislatures, not to Congress. The people of Louisiana have enacted a clear definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Our state's constitutional amendment has already been upheld by the courts. So long as this is true, I believe amending the federal Constitution would be premature and unwise. So long as there is no federal court interference with Louisiana's Constitution, we should leave marriage to the states, as our founders intended."