US Supreme Court: Americans cannot affirm marriage as one man, one woman

Friday, June 26, 2015

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel Jim Campbell regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday in Obergefell v. Hodges that prevents states from affirming marriage as the union of one man and one woman in their laws:

“The Supreme Court has stripped all Americans of our freedom to debate and decide marriage policy through the democratic process. The freedom to democratically address the most pressing social issues of the day is the heart of liberty. The court took that freedom from the people and overrode the considered judgment of tens of millions of Americans who recently reaffirmed marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The court cast aside the understanding of marriage’s nature and purpose that diverse cultures and faiths across the globe have embraced for millennia.”

A full news release on the Supreme Court’s decision will be issued shortly and will be posted on the Obergefell v. Hodges resource page.

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.

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