2005 Regular Session
By: Representative Upshaw
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING CONGRESS TO AMEND THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION TO PROVIDE THAT CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW RESPECTING AN ESTABLISHMENT OF MARRIAGE BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN, PROHIBIT THE FREE EXERCISE OF THE RIGHTS OF THE MOTHER, FATHER AND CHILD OR ABRIDGE THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO ACKNOWLEDGE GOD.
WHEREAS, the oath of the Boy Scouts of America says: "On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country," and the homosexuals challenged this under our Constitution to the United States Supreme Court who ruled in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale (2000) that there was no violation of rights; and
WHEREAS, in 2003, the same court ruled in Lawrence and Garner v. Texas that a Texas statute making it a crime for two persons of the same sex to engage in certain intimate sexual conduct was unconstitutional for acts of sodomy in the privacy of home, overruling its decision in a case involving the exact language of Georgia's statute decided 17 years earlier with the same language; and
WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of Massachusetts has now ruled that homosexuals must be afforded the same rights as married heterosexuals and the State of Vermont allows gay unions placing the law of all the states in jeopardy under the full faith and credit clause of the United States Constitution; and
WHEREAS, it is obvious to the citizens of this nation that the courts are now usurping the legislative authority by making laws instead of interpreting laws as required under the separation of powers between the branches of government:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby urge Congress to amend the United States Constitution to provide that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of marriage between a man and a woman, prohibit the free exercise of the rights of the mother, father and child or abridge the right of the people to acknowledge God.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to the Mississippi Congressional Delegation and Senator Thad Cochran and Senator Trent Lott.