Today, People For the American Way President Ralph G. Neas issued the following statement:
President Bush's press conference perfectly symbolized the desperation of his administration. In the face of record disapproval ratings, he is putting the demands of his Radical Right supporters above the integrity of the U.S. Constitution and the well-being of millions of American families. Instead of offering solutions to the real problems facing our country, President Bush is pandering to extremists with a divisive and damaging constitutional amendment that demands discrimination against one group of Americans. Rather than addressing real threats to families, he is trying to give political smear experts ammunition for more election-year ugliness.