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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

Congressman Smith Statement on the Supreme Court’s Ruling in the Case Obergefell v. Hodges

Jun 26, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jason Smith released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on Obergefell v. Hodges:

“As the son of a preacher, I have never wavered in my commitment to the biblical definition of marriage, and in our state, more than a million Missourians voted to define marriage as between one man and one woman. Until today, it was the right of each state to determine how they wished to define marriage.  The Supreme Court wrote yesterday that it is not in the Court’s scope of power to undo the law. Yet, with today’s ruling, five unelected, unaccountable judges in Washington, D.C., stripped more than a million Missourians of their voice and of their vote by tearing a page out of the Missouri constitution.”

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