Pittenger reacts to SCOTUS rulings on DOMA, Prop 8
Jun 26, 2013
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June 26, 2013
CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER REACTS TO SUPREME COURT RULINGS ON DOMA, PROP 8
WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) issued this statement following today’s United States Supreme Court rulings on the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8:
“Today, the Supreme Court clearly stated that individual states have the right to uphold and protect the traditional definition of marriage, and that the Supreme Court does not function as an arbiter of moral disputes.
Taking a step back from the judicial activism of the past, the Supreme Court issued two narrowly focused rulings, while correctly acknowledging that voters in North Carolina and more than 30 other states have chosen to only recognize traditional marriage.
Every American has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. At the same time, I believe our government has an obligation to support the “best practices” that lead to a stable, healthy society. Across thousands of years, multiple cultures, and diverse religions, history has shown that traditional marriage is the best way to ensure the well-being of our kids. Voters in North Carolina support traditional marriage because it leads to the best possible outcome for our children and our future.”