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Mar. 30, 2004 – Conservatives Testify against Constitutional Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage

“Several high-profile conservative Americans testified at a Congressional hearing today [Mar. 30, 2004] in opposition to changing the U.S. Constitution. At today’s House Judiciary subcommittee hearing around a constitutional amendment to ban marriage for same-sex couples, former Congressman Bob Barr and Wyoming State Sen. John Hanes — both Republicans — rejected tampering with the Constitution… 

‘If we begin to treat the Constitution as our personal sandbox, in which to build and destroy castles as we please, we risk diluting the grandeur of having a Constitution in the first place,’ said former Rep. Bob Barr, R-Ga., who penned the Defense of Marriage Act.

Sen. Hanes added: ‘Our goal as conservatives should be to avoid creating needless division, and instead let the people build their communities without federal interference.'”