Thursday, April 23, 2015

Rep. Steve King Launches "Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act" in effort to Limit Federal Court's Ability to Rule on Gay Marriage Cases

U.S. Rep. Steve King (sadly from Iowa) introduced a bill in Congress that would ban federal judges from ruling on lawsuits aimed at overturning state bans on same-sex marriage. His "Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act of 2015" would leave the issue of same-sex marriage to the states:
“For too long, federal courts have overstepped their constitutionally limited duty to interpret the Constitution.” King said in a news release. “Rather, federal courts have perverted the Constitution to make law and create constitutional rights to things such as privacy, birth control, and abortion. These Unenumerated, so-called constitutionally-protected rights were not envisioned by our Founding Fathers.”
This would also prohibit the use of federal funds from being used for any litigation or enforcement of any order related to this issue.

Rep. King has been a Congressman for Iowa throughout its six years of marriage equality and he is still fighting against this group of Iowa families.

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