Federal Marriage Amendment House Hearing Scheduled for Thursday!

May 12, 2004

Roberta Sklar, Director of Communications

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution will hold a hearing on the Federal Marriage Amendment at 10:00am on May 13, 2004 in Room 2141 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Majority Witnesses:

Robert Bork: Defeated Supreme Court nominee
Jay Sekulow: Religious Right legal activist
Rep. Marilyn Musgrave of Colorado: the original sponsor of the FMA

Minority Witness:
Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts

Witnesses scheduled to testify in favor of the amendment at the 10:00 a.m. hearing include defeated Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork, Religious Right legal activist Jay Sekulow, and the original sponsor of the amendment, Rep. Marilyn Musgrave of Colorado. Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts will be testifying in opposition to the amendment.

If you are planning on attending, the hearing is expected to be crowded, so it is helpful to arrive early to be assured of a seat.


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