Sanctity Of Marriage

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. 

Of immediate concern to the FPIW are the continued efforts to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act. We will oppose further erosions of the institution of marriage and further expansions of the civil union and/or domestic partnership laws.

The FPIW supports:

  • A state constitutional amendment that codifies marriage as between a man and a woman only. 

  • Measures that encourage marriage  and make divorce less frequent.