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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Keeps Marriage in Florida as
One Man, One Woman
MIAMI-Today’s narrow U.S. Supreme Court decision is not the victory Marriage opponents would have everyone falsely believe,it did not declare a constitutional right to homosexual so-called "marriage".
In fact, Justice Alito declared, 'The Constitution Does Not Guarantee the Right to Enter Into a Same-Sex Marriage'. Thirty-seven (37) states, including Florida, continue to respect Marriage as the union of one man, one woman.
Although you will hear from most media sources that DOMA was dismantled today, Justice Kennedy, acknowledges in his majority opinion the inherent right of individual states to define and regulate marriage as they see fit.
· It did not create a constitutional right to same-sex marriage as it did for abortion in 1973.
· It also did not declare same-sex marriage a civil right on the order of ethnicity or nationality.
Though Christian Family Coalition disagrees with aspects of the Court's decision, we are grateful that the Court did not undermine the will of Florida voters who defined marriage in our State Constitution.
In DOMA, we believe that the court erred in claiming that a state that has redefined marriage can force that definition on the federal government for purposes of federal marriage laws.
In California, the court has ensured that the state-by-state debate about marriage is allowed to continue. Truly the debate over marriage has just begun.
Christian Family Coalition is committed to continuing to stand for marriage and to defeat any efforts to redefine this essential union.