King Reaction to SCOTUS Marriage Rulings

Date posted - June 26, 2013

Congressman Steve King OfficialWashington, DC — Congressman Steve King released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled against key provisions in Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the case United States v. Windsor:

“I am disappointed in the Court’s ruling today because the American people should hold the power to determine marriage policy, not the Supreme Court,” said King. “I believe DOMA meets all constitutional standards and I am disappointed that a technical, standing issue means that gay marriage is legal in California despite the will of the voters who enacted Proposition 8.

It is important to realize that the Supreme Court intentionally chose not to find a constitutional right to marry anyone you choose, whether same-sex, or otherwise. The definition of marriage is not redefined this day. Legally speaking, states are now the sole body responsible for identifying legal marriages. Thirty-eight states to date have chosen to identify only traditional marriage. The attempt to redefine marriage will not change the fact that limited government should be responsible for making this decision, and that marriage marks the sacred union of one man and one woman.”

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8 Responses to “King Reaction to SCOTUS Marriage Rulings”

  1. mike says:

    King ….just come out the closet and stop being a cry baby……what are you going to try to do sue the supreme court now……………the public has voted and the polls show that more than half of Americans agree with same sex marriage saddly northwest iowa has their head up their ass

    • sheldonite says:

      a man like king has no values his only care in life is what to say to get re-elected. we NEED term limits this man has been in public office longer than i have been alive. our government is not working most will agree, with less than 10% congress approval rate, it is time for change! step one fresh blood. i do not agree that same sex marriage , abortion, and other issues are decided by courts instead of we the people. things will not change when the same people that made laws is 1985 are making laws today.

    • john doe says:

      No we just value marriage as a man and woman not the freak show called gay marriage

    • 77Orab says:

      Mike, you lakc of intelligent discourse is exactly why we have no limits, boundries, etc.

      Steve King is right, why is polygamy still illegal, what about prostitution? The Supreme Court has crossed a line that will have serious long term effects for our social security system amongst others.

      Why do you give preferential treatmetn to someone based on their sexual preference?

      America is sliding down the moral slope.

    • Vern says:

      I find it hard to believe anyone would support gay marriage since GOD, in His BIBLE, says it is with a man and a woman and that marriage is sacred with Him. Who are you to question GOD”S word on this. You are a disgrace to GOD and all the rest of us and the sacrament of marriage.

      • Free Ride says:

        Your god sounds mean and hateful, The god i know is forgiving and loves all of his children gay straight or whoever and if i remember right he says in his book that all sins are equal in the eyes of God. They are all considered sins, none worse or better than the other. Just remember that then next time you want to judge an individual on based on who they want to marry.

  2. mike says:

    you guys make me laugh

  3. mike says:

    and only Kiwa would make this an issue as this is the only place i have seen that disagrees….your trying to fight a losing battle

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