Dobson Praises Election Triumphs for the Family; Bush re-election, marriage amendments a "resounding victory" for values voters

11/3/2004 4:50:00 PM

To: National Desk

Contact: Christopher Norfleet of Focus on the Family, 719-548-4570 or

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 3 /U.S. Newswire/ - Focus on the Family Action Chairman Dr. James C. Dobson issued the following statement today, extolling the re-election of President Bush and the results in 11 states that approved amendments to their constitutions protecting traditional marriage:

"This election is a resounding victory in the battle for American families. We applaud the re-election of President Bush, who has shown himself a true champion for the family and of traditional values. Those who care deeply about the moral issues facing this nation have cause to be encouraged by the prospect of the Bush administration promoting policies supportive of these values throughout his second term.

"We further celebrate the overwhelming successes of pro-family candidates in other races, and in the 11 states that passed amendments to their constitutions protecting traditional marriage. The victorious difference was made by 'values voters,' who have sent the clear message that morality in America is alive and well. And with Minority Leader Tom Daschle being ousted by the voters of South Dakota, a major obstacle in the path of prudent judicial nominees and sensible legislation has been removed.

"Although unaccountable judges and radical activists have continually pushed their agendas in the public square, traditional marriage continues to be upheld by the American people. The passage of 11 marriage amendments, combined with similar measures passed thus far by six other states, is the result of a tremendous grass-roots effort that has sprung up across the country. As we continue the call for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, this election's victories once again demonstrate that American voters believe in traditional marriage."