For Immediate Release: June 26, 2015
Contact: Diane Gramley 1.814.271.9078
Supreme Court Puts the Final Nail in the Coffin Containing Marriage
(Harrisburg) — Marriage has been under attack for decades, but today’s Supreme Court decision extending the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples will complete the attack. Real natural marriage can never include same-sex couples; it is an oxymoronic phrase. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide organization advocating for natural marriage, is appalled, but not surprised by the decision to redefine marriage.
“Marriage is and always will be as God defined it and any decision by the United States Supreme Court is irrelevant. Increasingly we see the Roberts’ Court becoming more irrelevant by the day, whether it be upholding Obamacare subsidies or trying to redefine marriage. It is apparent this Court and most others across the country are out of control and have forgotten their constitutional obligation not to legislate from the bench – not to be activists,” noted Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA and one of the over 55,000 signers of the “Defend Marriage Pledge.”
Chief Justice John Roberts landed on the right side of history in this decision. Justice Anthony Kennedy has a very short memory as two years ago he said the issue of defining marriage was a state’s rights issue, but today he and the other rogue justices are demanding that all 50 states legalize counterfeit marriage.
This is an unjust decision and one which merits disdain by the American people. Over 51 million Americans voted in thirty-one states by an average of 60% to defend natural marriage. All those voters have been ignored by the US Supreme Court who has allowed approximately two percent of the population dictate what the rest of the country does.
“The Supreme Court does not have the right to redefine marriage and to use the Fourteenth Amendment to do so is laughable. It was written to extend equal rights to freed slaves after the Civil War. The writers of that amendment are rolling over in their graves right now. Sodomy was illegal in all the states at the writing of the Fourteenth Amendment, thus was never intended to legalize so-called same-sex marriage,” Gramley continued.
“When Supreme Court Justices who are blatantly biased in a case, such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagen are, refuse to recuse themselves, that taints any decision the Court hands down and is an unjust decision. To redefine marriage is above the pay grade of these nine justices, but the justices supporting the redefinition are trying to play God and the nation will suffer because of this decision today. Even as the 1857 Supreme Court made a bad ruling in the Dred Scott decision, which was later overturned, the same will happen here, ” concluded Gramley, also a participant in the April 27th Restrain the Judges news conference in front of the Supreme Court building.
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