Crawford Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling on Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

Jun 26, 2013
Health Care
Press

Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) issued the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA):

“While the court has made its decision, my convictions remain unchanged – marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman. I have always supported traditional marriage and will continue to do so as Northeast Arkansas’ Representative to Congress.

“Ultimately, states issue marriage licenses, not the federal government. States should be allowed the authority to make this important decision for themselves, without the federal government’s intervention. The Tenth Amendment clearly states that ‘powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.’ The people of Arkansas have already spoken decisively on this issue. I will continue to work with my colleagues in the Arkansas delegation to make sure our state’s voice is represented loud and clear on this issue in Washington.”

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Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) issued the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA):

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