Statement from Bob Corker On New Jersey Gay Marriage Ruling
10/25/2006 9:55:57 PM
Nashville, TN-- In the wake of the overreaching decision regarding the sanctity of marriage by the New Jersey Supreme Court today, U.S. Senate candidate Bob Corker, released the following statement:
"Today's decision by the NJ Supreme Court is yet one more example of activist, liberal judges creating bad law from the bench. I voted on the first day of early voting to prohibit same sex marriage because it protects not just the sanctity of marriage between a man and women, but upholds the views and values of the vast majority of Tennesseans. Washington Congressman Harold Ford, however, voted in 2004 against allowing individual states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriage licenses issued in other states. Whether it's taxes, the Patriot Act, partial birth abortion, Iraq or a host of other issues, Congressman Ford's positions change with the political wind, and this lack of core beliefs on the issues is, to his detriment, becoming more and more apparent to Tennesseans."
Court Review Of Defense of Marriage Act - Passage. "Passage of the bill that would a remove a provision in the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act' from the jurisdiction of federal courts. That provision allows states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriage licenses issued in other states or jurisdictions." (H.R. 3313, CQ Vote #410: Passed 233-194: R 206-17; D 27-176; I 0-1, July 22, 2004, Ford Voted Nay)