Statement Regarding Supreme Court Rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8

Washington D.C. (June 26th, 2013) -- Traditional Values Coalition (TVC) founder and chairman Rev. Louis P. Sheldon and TVC president Andrea Lafferty issued the following statement regarding today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8:

“Some days our civilization erodes slightly in feet and inches, other days it drops a mile at a time. Today is one of those days when our culture's decline is widely felt.

“The climate in America has changed because America has become a blur. Our government is a scandal-ridden, ominous force operating outside the U.S. Constitution. There is no longer any "Unum" to which the many can rally.

“Justice Scalia's great dissent on DOMA today needs to be preserved for that day in the future when the real impact of this decision is felt, that day when perhaps another generation assesses who spoke up and what was done when a great darkness began to overtake our country.

“On Proposition 8 -- where the 7 million voters of California who voted to protect marriage now have a great deal of work to do -- 37 other states now have ironclad protections when it comes to defending the institution of marriage at the state level. We welcome the public debate, and look forward to the day when the right of all children to a mother and a father are respected.”

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