This morning, Rick Santorum tweeted comments on the same-sex marriage Supreme Court decision. Here’s what he said: Today, 5 unelected judges redefined the foundational unit of society. Now it is the people’s turn to speak #Marriage — Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) June 26, 2015 About 15 minutes later, he also tweeted this: The Court is 1 of 3 coequal branches of government & they have an imperfect record. Stakes are too high to cede marriage to unelected judges — Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) June 26, 2015 Noah Muscente works for American Principles in Action.
Senator Lindsey Graham issued the following statement on the outcome of Obergefell v. Hodges, citing his record as a defender of marriage but vowing to accept the Court’s decision: I am a proud defender of traditional marriage… [but] I will respect the Court’s decision. Furthermore, given the quickly changing tide of public opinion on this issue, I do not believe that an attempt to amend the U.S. Constitution could possibly gain the support of three-fourths of the states or a supermajority in the U.S. Congress. Rather than pursuing a divisive effort that would be doomed to fail, I am committing
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry released a response to the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage, criticizing the Court for “rewriting the 10th Amendment” which should have allowed states to decide the issue individually: I am disappointed the Supreme Court today chose to change the centuries old definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. I’m a firm believer in traditional marriage, and I also believe the 10th Amendment leaves it to each state to decide this issue. I fundamentally disagree with the court rewriting the law and assaulting the 10th Amendment. Our founding fathers did not intend
Dr. Ben Carson reacted today to the Supreme Court’s nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage, accepting that the ruling had enshrined gay marriage in our legal system. Carson also looked ahead to the next fight over religious liberty, and called on Congress to protect the rights of individuals to dissent, and voiced support for “civil unions”: While I strongly disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision, their ruling is now the law of the land. I call on Congress to make sure deeply held religious views are respected and protected. The government must never force Christians to violate their religious beliefs. I
From National Review: Here is what I think the man or woman who wants to be president cannot say: any version of “the Court has ruled, it’s time to move on.” Here is what I want to hear: “Today the Supreme Court ruled against our history and traditions that marriage must change its timeless and time-honored meaning in response to the latest liberal pressures. The Supreme Court is not God, and it is not the final word in our American Constitutional system: The Court, like all human things, sometimes get things wrong. It was wrong about slavery with Dred Scott.
Here is Gov. Bobby Jindal’s statement on the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling, courtesy of his campaign’s website: The Supreme Court decision today conveniently and not surprisingly follows public opinion polls, and tramples on states’ rights that were once protected by the 10th Amendment of the Constitution. Marriage between a man and a woman was established by God, and no earthly court can alter that. This decision will pave the way for an all out assault against the religious freedom rights of Christians who disagree with this decision. This ruling must not be used as pretext by Washington to erode
This morning, Carly Fiorina tweeted a response to the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage: My statement on today’s #SCOTUS ruling pic.twitter.com/UalM0QnBuF — Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) June 26, 2015 Noah Muscente works for American Principles in Action.
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. […]