Michele Bachmann: DOMA, Proposition 8 Rulings Attacked Our Constitution
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DOMA, Propositon 8 Rulings Attacked Our Constitution
The Huffington Post | By Mollie Reilly
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., joins House Republicans to speak during a news conference in opposition to the Supreme Court's Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) decision on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) railed against the Supreme Court on Wednesday, blasting the justices for declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and allowing gay marriages to resume in California.
Appearing with other House conservatives during a press conference, Bachmann said the rulings were "offensive on so many levels."
"This decision is one that is profound because the Supreme Court not only attacked our Constitution today, they not only attacked the equal protection rights of every citizen under our Constitution, they attacked something that they have no jurisdiction over whatsoever, the foundational unit of our society, which is marriage," Bachmann said.
She continued, "That is something that God created. That is something that God will define. The Supreme Court, though they may think so, have not risen to the level of God."
Earlier Wednesday, Bachmann issued a written statement condemning the court's decisions:
Marriage was created by the hand of God. No man, not even a Supreme Court, can undo what a holy God has instituted.
For thousands of years of recorded human history, no society has defended the legal standard of marriage as anything other than between man and woman. Only since 2000 have we seen a redefinition of this foundational unit of society in various nations.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to join the trend, despite the clear will of the people’s representatives through DOMA.
What the Court has done will undermine the best interest of children and the best interests of the United States.
Her condemnation was dismissed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
"Who cares?" Pelosi asked when questioned about the statement.