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Pitts on Court's Marriage Decisions

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This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on cases regarding the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8.

Congressman Pitts' statement follows:

"I cannot disagree more with today's Supreme Court decision. Congress was well within its rights to define marriage on the federal level as it has been construed for thousands of years. The people of California voted in a fair and free referendum to protect traditional marriage. In both of these cases, the people acted through the democratic process to define marriage as between one man and one woman and now see their decision invalidated by the court.

"I believe this will have negative consequences for children, who are best raised by a mother and a father. We redefine marriage at the expense of strong families, the essential building block of our society."


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