The State of Marriage

StatesRightsMarriage was instituted and established by God. Jesus said, in Matthew 19:4-6 that it is intended as the union of one man and one woman.

From a legal and practical standpoint, in our country, marriage is recognized and regulated by each state. The 10th Amendment to our Constitution was established to protect state sovereignty and individual rights from being usurped by the Federal Government. For too long, however, our ever-expanding government has slowly eroded state’s rights by establishing bureaucratic rules and regulations through federal agencies.

U.S. Representative Randy Weber (TX-14) has drafted a law to help restore the 10th Amendment and require federal agencies to look to a person’s legal residence when determining marital status and application of federal law. In so doing, he hopes to ”protect states’ constitutionally established powers from the arbitrary overreach of unelected bureaucrats.”

If you are pro-marriage and pro-state’s rights, take action and urge your Member of Congress to co-sponsor the “State Marriage Defense Act of 2014 (H.R. 3829).”

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at worshipontheway.wordpress.com. Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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