The Family Policy Institute of Washington believes marriage is the most significant relationship in existence. We believe life-long, heterosexual, monogamous marriages provide unique benefits to children and society that cannot be matched by any other relationship. As a result, we believe marriage should always be defined as a union of one man and one woman and that marriage should be promoted and preferred above other relationships while recognizing the right of individuals to live freely outside the institution of marriage.
Despite the unfortunate decision of the Supreme Court, we will continue to defend the truth about marriage. Every child has a mother and father. Therefore, an understanding of marriage that recognizes the value of children being known and loved by their mother and father, which also encourages the adults to think more about best interest of the next generation than the desire for recognition of their emotional connections, will always be preferable.
- Privatization of Marriage is Impossible by Jennifer Roback Morse
- Privatization of Marriage is Unjust to Children by Jennifer Roback Morse
- Privatization of Marriage Will Expand the Role of the State by Jennifer Roback Morse
- Family Coverage [Insight paper – PDF]
- Marriage: It’s Not Just for Your Grandparents by James Sunday
- Amicus Brief: Lewis v. Harris
- Amicus Brief: Fausey v. Hiller
Our Policy Positions
- A state constitutional amendment that codifies marriage as between a man and a woman only
- Measures that encourage marriage and make divorce less frequent