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Texas is the latest victim of a judicial free-for-all

Texas Ruling Striking Marriage Amendment is Attack on Rule of Law

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, Federal Judge Orlando Garcia, a President Clinton appointee, struck down the Texas constitutional marriage amendment which had been approved by 76 percent of the state’s voters.

Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

“The state of Texas is the latest victim of a judicial free-for-all in making a lawless mockery of the ideals that our Founding Fathers stood for.

“A court-imposed redefinition of marriage strips away the fundamental right to self-governance. This is not just an attack on marriage, but an attack on the rule of law. It is not the role of judges to redefine our most fundamental societal institution which has such far-reaching implications for society at every level.

“While these activist judges appear to be rolling out a rainbow colored aisle runner leading the way for a nation-wide redefinition of marriage, the U.S. Supreme Court will ultimately have to decide on the redefinition of marriage. Hopefully, the Court will refrain from repeating the disaster of Roe v. Wade by imposing a radical minority view on the nation. Instead, we would expect the Supreme Court to restore order by returning to the people and their elected representatives the right to decide the future of marriage,” concluded Perkins.

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  1. James says:

    Give up, lads. How long will you fight history?

  2. L.E. Liesner says:

    Marriage laws fall under the 10th Amendment, which makes it a state concern not federal. These federal judges mask their lack of understanding of the Constitution of the United States (the same Constitution, they swore to support and protect) by injecting civil justice into everything they rule on, and civil justice is not justice it’s politicial correctness. Political correctness has no business in our justice system, but then neither does Eric Holder.