According to his Senate staff, Brownback “feels very strongly that in order to advance the debate on this issue we needed to have more alternatives on the table, and, as Chairman of the Constitution Subcommittee, he believes it to be is obligation to see that such a debate could proceed efficiently.”
Here is the actual language of the Senator’s amendment:
“Section 1: Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman.This amendment looks to present one more option on this hotly contested issue. While stalwart actions against this definition of marriage are still expected, I am hopeful that Congress will enact legislation that provides a unified definition of marriage as being between a man and woman only.
Section 2: Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”
As I receive more information on this issue, I will continue to post it. In the meantime, let me know your thoughts.