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Statement by Governor Bobby Jindal on the Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Ruling

June 26, 2015

Today, Governor Jindal released the following statement on the gay marriage ruling issued by the United States Supreme Court:

Governor Jindal said, "The Supreme Court decision today conveniently and not surprisingly follows public opinion polls, and tramples on states' rights that were once protected by the 10th Amendment of the Constitution. Marriage between a man and a woman was established by God, and no earthly court can alter that.

This decision will pave the way for an all out assault against the religious freedom rights of Christians who disagree with this decision. This ruling must not be used as pretext by Washington to erode our right to religious liberty.

The government should not force those who have sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage to participate in these ceremonies. That would be a clear violation of America's long held commitment to religious liberty as protected in the First Amendment.

I will never stop fighting for religious liberty and I hope our leaders in D.C. join me."

Bobby Jindal, Statement by Governor Bobby Jindal on the Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Ruling Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/311787

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