Here are some key quotes from Sen. Marco Rubio’s statement on today’s Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling:
People who disagree with the traditional definition of marriage have the right to change their state laws. That is the right of our people, not the right of the unelected judges or justices of the Supreme Court. This decision short-circuits the political process that has been underway on the state level for years.
As we look ahead, it must be a priority of the next president to nominate judges and justices committed to applying the Constitution as written and originally understood.
The next president and all in public office must strive to protect the First Amendment rights of religious institutions and millions of Americans whose faiths hold a traditional view of marriage.
I firmly believe the question of same sex marriage is a question of the definition of an institution, not the dignity of a human being.
Noah Muscente works for American Principles in Action.