WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late last week, Congressman Steve King made it clear where he stands on two controversial issues, introducing a resolution of disapproval of gay marriage and calling for protection of the Confederate flag.
On July 10, King introduced a House Resolution disapproving the Supreme Court’s opinion legalizing same-sex marriage.
“The traditional definition of marriage is a union between one man and one woman,” said King. “In a blatant act of judicial activism, the Supreme Court perverted the word ‘marriage’ to create an unconstitutional right to same-sex marriage. Five unelected judges imposed their personal will on the States and the American people by overturning at least thirty states whose constitutions define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
“It is time for Congress to speak out against this Constitutionally baseless decision,” King continued. “That is why I have introduced a resolution of disapproval to ensure the American people know that the House of Representatives strongly opposes the majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges.”
This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that:
– the traditional definition of marriage is a union between one man and one woman;
– the majority opinion unconstitutionally and indefensibly perverts the definition of marriage;
– the States may refuse to be bound by the holding in Obergefell v. Hodges;
– the States are not required to license same-sex marriage or recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states; and
– individuals, businesses, churches, religious groups, and other faith-based organizations are encouraged, empowered, and protected to exercise their faith without fear of legal or government interference.
The previous day, on July 9, King spoke on the House floor in support of protecting the Confederate flag, which was removed from Capitol grounds in South Carolina that day.