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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       Rubio Press Team
February 13, 2016                                         

Rubio Campaign Announces Marriage & Family Advisory Board

This morning, the Marco Rubio for President campaign is excited to announce the formation of Marco Rubio's Marriage & Family Advisory Board. Marco believes the family is the most important institution in society. He understands that in a vibrant culture of marriage and family everyone benefits, but in a culture where the importance of families is neglected all sorts of problems result. You cannot have a strong nation without strong people, and you cannot have strong people without strong values. Right and wrong. Good and bad. That is learned from your values instilled in you in the family. It is irreplaceable.
“The Supreme Court’s decisions in Windsor and Obergefell are only the most recent example of our failure as a society to understand what marriage is and why it matters," said Eric Teetsel, the Rubio Campaign's Director of Faith Outreach. "For decades, we have taken for granted the unique and necessary contributions of moms and dads in the lives of their children, from lax divorce laws to marriage penalties in the tax code and the failure of husbands and wives to live up to their marriage vows. Marco understands the many causes of family breakdown and the consequences. He has pulled together a board of experts who understand the same and have devoted themselves to rebuilding a vibrant culture of marriage and family.”

Rubio's Marriage & Family Advisory Board Members*

Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Joseph Backholm, Executive Director, Family Policy Institute of Washington
Ambassador Ken Blackwell, Senior Fellow, Family Research Council
David S. Dockery, President, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Sherif Girgis, J.D./Ph.D. candidate, Yale Law & Princeton
Alan Hawkins, Ph.D., Professor, Brigham Young University
Kay Hymowitz, William E. Simon Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Jonathan Keller, CEO, California Family Council
Caitlin La Ruffa, Executive Director, Love and Fidelity Network
Robert Lerman, Emeritus Professor of Economics, American University
Everett Piper, Ph.D., President, Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Bill Wichterman, former special assistant to President George W. Bush
Bradford Wilcox, Senior Fellow, Institute for Family Studies & Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

*Institutional affiliations for identification purposes only