PJI Comment on Today’s Marriage Ruling

Washington, DC–The Supreme Court today issued its highly-anticipated decision on same-sex marriage.  In a 5-4 decision, Justice Kennedy wrote for the majority that the U.S. Constitution requires all states to recognize same-sex marriage.
Pacific Justice Institute has been closely involved with the defense of marriage for more than 15 years, dating back to California’s Prop. 22. Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute, commented, “Today’s decision is an unmitigated disaster for democracy and constitutional interpretation.  Justice Kennedy did not even attempt to explain what level of scrutiny he was relying upon to invalidate state laws that reflect the millennia-old marriage tradition.”

PJI attorneys have been providing churches for several years with steps to protect their ability to determine matters of faith and doctrine.  PJI encourages church leaders to contact us via 916-857-6900 or www.pji.org should they have questions about today’s ruling.

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