Blunt: California Supreme Court Overturns Will of the People
House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement today condemning the overreach by California's Supreme Court overturning the will of the people of California that voted in 2000 to define marriage as being between a man and a woman:
"Today, the decision of unelected judges to overturn the will of the people of California on the question of same-sex marriage demonstrates the lengths that unelected judges will go to substitute their own worldview for the wisdom of the American people. The Supreme Court of California chose today to legislate from the bench without any concern or deference for the democratic process.
"This ruling effectively opens the door to allowing the opinion of this state's court on same-sex marriage to stand as the law of the land for the entire country. These California values are not the values of the majority of the American people - and the manner in which this decision was rendered is not consistent with the values of a democratic society."