In a 5-4 decision issued this morning, the United States Supreme Court has forced the legal recognition of same-sex unions as “marriage” on our nation. Justices Roberts, Alito, Scalia and Thomas all issued dissenting opinions in the ruling in OBERGEFELL v. HODGES.
“This is a dark day for our nation, but it is not the end of the story,” said John L. Rustin, president of the North Carolina Family Policy Council. “The U.S. Supreme Court has declared war on marriage, children, and religious freedom in the United States, and rather than repair a rift, this opinion is going to ignite a fire across our land. The Supreme Court did not change the true and fundamental definition of ‘life’ in Roe v. Wade, and it will not change the true and fundamental definition of ‘marriage’ in Obergefell v. Hodges. ‘Truth’ remains ‘Truth,’ regardless of another misguided opinion that has been handed down by this court.”
NC Family will provide more details and analysis of the Obergefell v. Hodges opinion as we have an opportunity to review the decision.