Family Research Council


Colorado Judge Uses Tortured Reasoning to Strike Marriage Amendment


WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree struck down Colorado's constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins released the following statement regarding the decision: "Judge Crabtree used the tortured reasoning of other judges to unilaterally strip away the right of Colorado voters to define natural marriage. Rather than take his cues from the Constitution, he joined the judicial stampede by lower federal courts to override state marriage laws - something the Supreme Court was careful not to do in last year's Windsor decision. "Judges can ignore the will of the people and they defy natural law in making same-sex "marriage" legal, but they will never be able to make it right," concluded Perkins. -30-