Supreme Court Opens Door to Lawless 9th Circuit Ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 7, 2014 CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, (866) FRC-NEWS or (866)-372-6397

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement in response to a ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to redefine marriage in Idaho and Nevada:

"This is the kind of lawlessness that the Supreme Court left in place yesterday. Millions of voters who support natural marriage are now left to fend for themselves against out-of-control judges who seem quite content substituting their own view for that of the law and those elected to make it. "Judge Reinhardt even went so far as to say the consequences of redefining marriage isn't 'worthy of a response.' He may be eager to shut down the debate over marriage but we, along with millions of other Americans, will continue to speak the truth about marriage.

"A steady stream of rulings from rogue lower court judges can't change the fact that time is not on the side of advocates of marriage redefinition. Deep down, the Left knows it needed the Supreme Court to force same-sex "marriage" on America before more Americans saw the fallout for people like Aaron and Melissa Klein, or sportscasters like Craig James or CEOs like Brandon Eich. Ask them if same-sex "marriage" is just about two people who love each other. For them, it was about losing their business, their livelihood, and their freedom.

"As more and more people lose their livelihoods because they refuse to not just tolerate but celebrate same-sex marriage, Americans will see the true goal, which is to impose a new sexual orthodoxy from which no dissent will be tolerated," concluded Perkins.