A few weeks ago, when the Supreme Court defied thousands of years of history and radically redefined marriage, many on our side of the aisle began to say the “fight is over,” and we should give up trying to defend this sacred institution. They could not have been more wrong. It was Martin Luther King, Jr. who rightly said, “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
Many are taking a stand for the HARD RIGHT against the EASY WRONG. Three such persons are our South Dakota Congressional Delegation. The FHA and our partners do hereby publicly thank our US Senator John Thune, US Senator Mike Rounds and US Representative Kristi Noem for their principled verbal and written support of traditional, natural marriage presented within hours of the Supreme Court’s tragic decision on a vote of 5 to 4.
Both Senator Thune and Senator Rounds have signed on as co-sponsors of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) and we fully anticipate that Representative Noem will be co-sponsoring FADA soon in the House. FADA would prevent the federal government from discriminating against individuals, organizations, and small business owners who affirm marriage as between a man and woman. FADA would prohibit the federal government from penalizing persons for their personal moral or religious beliefs in natural marriage in federal employment, grants, contracts, tax treatment, and other programs. Stay tuned to the FHA for future developments on FADA as it moves forward in the US Senate and House.