Unfair DOMA Ruling Shows Need For Federal Marriage Definition: One Man, One Woman
Liberty Institute Says Judges Pushing Same-Sex Marriage on States[hr]
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit struck down as unconstitutional the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), ruling that it unfairly denies equal benefits to same-sex married couples. In response, Jonathan Saenz, Liberty Institute’s director of legislative affairs, released the following statement:
“This latest act of judicial activism pushing gay marriage shows the courts cannot be trusted on this issue. This court decision invalidating a law signed by President Clinton is an attack on every state’s right to define marriage and shows why it is necessary to have a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as one man, one woman. We will continue to protect our state DOMA and urge all elected officials from Texas to defend traditional marriage.”
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