Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Rouzer (NC-7) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges:

“While I have great respect for the U.S. Supreme Court as an institution, our Founding Fathers never intended for a few individuals on the bench to override the will and deeply held cultural beliefs of millions of Americans who have expressed their desire to defend traditional marriage by amending their respective state constitutions.  Marriage between a man and woman is a very sacred institution and has been the bedrock of every civilized society throughout history.  It should be protected and preserved, not redefined, for absolutes are stronger than steel while redefinitions are nothing more than a slippery slope of shifting sand.”

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