Stewart Statement on DOMA and Prop 8 Supreme Court Rulings


Date: June 26, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

In reaction to today's supreme court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement:

"First and foremost, I believe we need to treat all people with love and kindness. That said, I am saddened by today's Supreme Court rulings, as I strongly believe that marriage is between a man and a woman and the law should recognize that. When we support Traditional Marriage we are defending our culture and the Judeo-Christian values upon which our nation was founded.

In striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and failing to uphold California's Proposition 8, the Supreme Court has created tremendous uncertainty for states regarding their ability to determine the legality of marriage between a man and a woman."