Rep. Bennett Comments on Ruling against Oklahoma Gay Marriage Ban
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. John Bennett said today he is disappointed in a ruling against Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban.
“The people of Oklahoma voted to amend the state constitution to define marriage as ‘the union of one man and one woman’ by a margin of 75 percent,” said Bennett, R-Sallisaw. “The people of Oklahoma have spoken on this issue. I am completely disappointed and infuriated, as all Oklahomans should be, that a federal judge has turned judicial review into judicial legislation to rule that our state constitution in wrong.”
“It was the opinion of Thomas Jefferson, that the people through their representatives in their state legislatures should determine whether or not a law violated the United States Constitution. Jefferson reasoned that since the states and the people enjoyed a position of superiority over the central government they should have the final word.”
“I encourage my fellow Oklahomans to take a stand against this ruling, we need to pray for and get behind our Attorney General as I am sure he will be fighting this ruling for us. It is time to take a stand Oklahoma!“
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