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"The family - based on marriage between a man and a woman - is the first and fundamental unit of society and is a sanctuary for the creation and nurturing of children. It should be defended and strengthened, not redefined or undermined by permitting same-sex unions or other distortions of marriage. Respect for the family should be reflected in every policy and program."
- USCCB, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, p. 14, (no. 46)
Visit the USCCB Action Center to stay up-to-date on public policy issues, join our advocate network, and communicate with your elected officials.Below are pertinent links for information about the USCCB’s public policy advocacy work related to marriage.
State Marriage Defense Act
Constitutional Amendment for Marriage
Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)
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