Defense of Marriage & Traditional Values
Congressman McHenry is a vocal and effective advocate for traditional values. In fact, the non-partisan National Journal publication rates Patrick McHenry as sharing the most conservative voting record in Congress on family values issues. The Family Research Council presented Congressman McHenry with its "True Blue" Award for his defense of traditional values.
Patrick McHenry strongly supports a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, including legislation that mandates the traditional definition of marriage in the District of Clumbia. Congressman McHenry believes that Congress must act to curb the influence of judicial activists who seek to recklessly redefine marriage and other traditional institutions.
Marriage, family and community are not just catch phrases; they are the backbone of American society. Sadly, however, there is an organized effort by the radical left to destroy our traditional American culture. America is an inclusive nation and we respect other cultures and traditions, but we must defend what is sacred and unique to America.