Prepared remarks for the Illinois state legislature, hearings on SB 10 by Dr Jennifer Roback Morse

Prepared remarks for the Illinois state legislature, hearings on SB 10 by Dr Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and president of the Ruth Institute,a project of the National Organization for Marriage
February 26, 2013, Springfield, Illinois

I am Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and president of the Ruth Institute, a project of the National Organization for Marriage. I am the mother of an adopted child, a birth child, and have been a foster parent.

I am honored to be able to address this committee, here in Springfield Illinois, the land of Abraham Lincoln. I can almost hear his voice and the voices of all the great orators of the American plains, echoing across the ages, their debates on the great issue of their day, the trafficking and enslavement of human beings. I am here to speak about the great issue of our day, the meaning and purpose of marriage, and our obligations to the children of the future.