Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Marriage

June 26, 2015
Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that determined that gay marriage is a constitutional right.

“As a supporter of marriage as defined by one man and one woman, I’m disappointed in this decision. I joined with 56 of my House and Senate colleagues in submitting an amicus brief in defense of traditional marriage and the rule of law. The constitution appropriately gave the federal government limited powers and gave states the opportunity to determine their own destiny on the rest."

“Two years ago, the Supreme Court insisted that marriage was a policy decision that properly belonged to the states. However, today the Court unjustly imposed a redefinition of marriage nationwide, effectively erasing the votes of millions of Americans in states that have very recently affirmed traditional marriage.”

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