Washington, DC — Iowa Congressman Steve King says Friday’s U-S Supreme Court decision on gay marriage is another example of “extreme judicial overreach,” just like the decision on Obamacare.
(as he says)”If gay marriage is to be the policy of this land — that needs to be a decision made by the people through their elected representatives — not by judicial fiat,” King says.
King says this decision is like the Dred Scott decision on slavery, and the other Supreme Court decisions that banned prayer in public schools and allowed abortion.
(as he says)”The Supreme Court has a terrible record in trying to transform our society and put an end to issues,” King says. “The only way we put an end to issues if it is the will of the people. It’s not the will of the people to have same-sex marriage. Now there is no reason to have civil marriage whatsoever.”
King says there’s a way to deal with the ruling.
(as he says)”So, I’m calling upon the states, just abolish civil marriage, let’s go back to holy matrimony the way it began. Do that alone,” Kin says. “And by the way, I want to send a message to the Supreme Court — a good strong message — and in the next days and weeks I will be introducing legislation to do just that.”
On the other side of the issue, Congressman Dave Loebsack says he is “happy that same-sex couples are one important step closer to the equality they deserve.”