Statement Regarding SCOTUS Marriage Decision

Joseph Backholm, executive director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington, released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision on marriage:
“The Supreme Court got it wrong when it said that the state can tell the federal government how it must define marriage. The federal government, on behalf of those who elected them, should be able to recognize the unique value of relationships that provide children a mother and father.“
“However, those who want to redefine marriage suffered an important defeat today. The Supreme Court refused to declare a constitutional right to same-sex “marriage,” and rejected their request to impose a redefinition of marriage on all fifty states.  This decision means that this important debate will continue state by state across the country.”
More details and analysis will follow as they become available.
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Posted by Jon in Seattle on June 26, 2013
Agree with everything Mark said save the use of the word "negative". He has just outlined the roadmap for the continuing march of justice and equality. I wonder if he and others of your ilk pan to greet these 21st Century Freedom Riders as "warmly" as your KKK predecessors did 50 years ago?
Posted by Mark in Seattle on June 26, 2013
I think this is putting a positive spin on something entirely negative. What will happen now is that a gay couple married in one state will move to another state, say, North Carolina, and sue the state for benefits that they received in their original home state. The Supreme Court will then overturn the state's anti-gay marriage statutes one at a time.
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