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Culberson Statement on Supreme Court’s Marriage Decision

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Washington, June 26, 2015 | comments

Washington, D.C. —Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court trampled on States’ rights to oversee marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges:

“I’m disappointed that the Court chose to override the will of Texans who define marriage as being between a man and a woman. As the dissent noted, the Court also overrode the will of the people in more than half of the other States. The 10th Amendment guarantees States the primary responsibility of providing for public safety, public health and public morality. Chief Justice Roberts correctly stated that marriage ‘has formed the basis of human society for millennia’ and it is my firm belief that States – not the federal government – have the Constitutional right to define marriage.” 

 

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