SCOTUS Issues Disturbing Ruling on DOMA

Birmingham, AL –┬áToday, the Supreme Court issued a ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act. This ruling does not immediately affect Alabama, but it does mean that our taxpayers will now be on the hook for extending federal benefits to homosexual couples in the 12 states that allow gay marriage.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead said, “I am disappointed to learn that SCOTUS has struck down DOMA and will now require that federal benefits be extended to homosexual couples. This is an affront to the Christian principles that this nation was founded on. The federal government is hijacking marriage, a uniquely religious institution, and they must be stopped

“Whether by a constitutional amendment or other means, US taxpayers should not be forced by their government to reward those who choose to engage in activity that had been banned in 35 states. This is a nation founded on Christian values and the Bible is very clear on marriage – one man and one woman. Alabama’s state law banning gay marriage will prevent these benefits from being extended in Alabama, but our tax dollars will still go to support a lifestyle that we fundamentally disagree with”

In a separate ruling, SCOTUS allowed gay marriage bans to stand in Alabama and 33 other states. We are pleased that the voices of Alabamians and those in many other states banning gay marriage will be allowed to stand.




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