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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 10, 2008

Statement by Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy Karl Zinsmeister on Sanctity of Marriage

President Bush has always believed that marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman.

It's unfortunate that activist judges continue to seek to redefine marriage by court order - without regard for the will of the people. Today's decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court illustrates that a federal constitutional amendment may be needed if the people are to decide what marriage means.

President Bush remains firmly committed to protecting the sanctity of marriage.

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