"Thank you for taking the time to contact me with your views on the legal status of marriage. I appreciate hearing from you and I welcome the opportunity to respond.
I firmly believe traditional marriage should be upheld and defined as a union between one man and one woman. I oppose efforts to redefine marriage, an institution that has endured thousands of years.
Again, thank you for expressing your views on this issue. Please keep me updated on the issues that are important to you. Also, I encourage you to visit my website at http://www.facebook.com/l/
Thomas J. Rooney
Member of Congress""