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Legal points in State of the Union speech draw praise from conservative groups

[JURIST] Conservative groups have applauded several legal reforms and initiatives proposed by President Bush Wednesday night in his State of the Union address [text; JURIST report], in particular his renewed support for a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and his call for restrictions on abortion and stem-cell research. Concerned Women for America [official website] and Focus on the Family [official website] expressed support for Bush's speech in press releases [CWA and Focus on the Family] issued Thursday. The National Clergy Council [official website] offered support for Bush's agenda and promised to apply [news release] "amicable pressure" on the administration to carry through on its reforms. The Christian Coalition [official website] additionally praised the President's call for tax cuts aimed at families and his criticism of Democratic filibusters of his judicial nominees. Read their news release. AP has more on the address.

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