Congressman Randy Weber

Representing the 14th District of Texas
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This is a direct attack on our states' sovereignty

Jun 26, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 opinion that same-sex marriages are constitutional. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement:

“There they go again. The Supreme Court has adopted the role of judicial activists. Nowhere in our Constitution does it say how marriage must be defined. In just two days, the Supreme Court has twice redefined laws passed by the people’s representatives and trampled on states’ sovereign decisions to define marriage. As the author of the State Marriage Defense Act (H.R. 824), this decision is a direct attack on the ability of Texans to determine their own marriage laws. I will continue to defend the sanctity of marriage, and ensure that faith-based entities are not penalized or coerced by the federal government due to their support of traditional marriage. The Supreme Court should stick to their job of interpreting the law based upon the Constitution, rather than interpreting intent.  This decision shows contempt for Congress and state sovereignty.”