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Recognizing The Importance Of Marriage

Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle

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Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize National Marriage Week 2012. As our country faces challenging times, the value of a strong family is undeniable. Marriage is the foundation of family and economic prosperity in our nation. National Marriage Week reminds us of the importance of maintaining marriage as a sacred union. As the definition of marriage continues to be debated, Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to join me in protecting the institution of traditional marriage as the centerpiece of the family.