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We Must Not Codify Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

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Washington, August 2, 2022 | comments

 

 


We must not codify same-sex ‘marriage’

We’re facing a spiritual crisis, which cannot be solved with legislation

By Congressman Jody Hice

August 2, 2022

Seven years ago, five activists in black robes made a horrible mistake. In the 2015 Obergefell decision, the liberal wing of the Supreme Court abandoned precedent, manipulated the Constitution, usurped Congress’s legislative authority, and attempted to override the states, and redefine marriage.

I’m still disappointed that the men and women who should have been our nation’s foremost legal scholars chose to abandon all sound reason and all judicial restraint. They pretended the Constitution allowed them to act as legislators and override state laws on a topic the Constitution says nothing about. Marriage is not defined in the Constitution, which means, according to the 10th Amendment, it should be left to the states to decide, as Georgia did in 2004 when voters overwhelmingly added to the state constitution an amendment preserving marriage between a man and a woman.

In forcing this fraud upon the country, the Court ignored not only the Constitution, but also the history of marriage. The institution of marriage has formed the bedrock of society since long before our Founders “assume[d] among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle[d] them.” Most disappointing, the justices also defied the laws of nature’s God, which, according to the traditional understanding of every faith, endorse the holy union of husband and wife as long as they both shall live.

Now, Democrats in Congress are moving to reinforce the Supreme Court’s grave error with legislation. Not only does the atrociously named “Respect for Marriage Act” discount the faith of millions of Americans, it also erodes their religious liberty by elevating the “right” to same-sex marriage above the constitutionally-guaranteed right for people to live according to their faith.

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