...that in the United States of America we will have to have a constitutional amendment to defend the institution of marriage. From today's address by President Bush:
On a matter of such importance, the voice of the people must be heard. Activist courts have left the people with one recourse. If we're to prevent the meaning of marriage from being changed forever, our nation must enact a constitutional amendment to protect marriage in America. Decisive and democratic action is needed because attempts to redefine marriage in a single state or city could have serious consequences throughout the country.Jack Dunphy at National Review Online has a good piece on how judicial arrogance has brought us to this point.
Andrew Sullivan is predictably apoplectic.
UPDATE: Here are the President's full remarks, along with video links.