Rubio calls SCOTUS ruling ‘law of land,’ fires off tweetstorm

(Prezography photo)

(Prezography photo)

By The Iowa Statesman


Among the last of the Republican presidential candidates to officially respond to the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges this morning was U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. During a live interview following the release of the court decision, Rubio attempted to provide a strong response, but used the phrase “law of the land” to describe the 5-4 opinion.

He later unleashed the following “tweetstorm” in response.

“I believe that marriage, as the key to strong family life, is the most important institution in our society and should be between one man and one woman.

People who disagree with the traditional definition of marriage have the right to change their state laws. That is the right of our people, not the right of the unelected judges or justices of the Supreme Court. This decision short-circuits the political process that has been underway on the state level for years.

“While I disagree with this decision, we live in a republic and must abide by the law. The next president and all in public office must strive to protect the First Amendment rights of religious institutions and millions of Americans whose faiths hold a traditional view of marriage.

“A large number of Americans will continue to believe in traditional marriage and a large number of Americans will be pleased with the Court’s decision today. In the years ahead, it is my hope that each side will respect the dignity of the other.”