[r32] STATEMENT: Rep. Eric Turner responds to Supreme Court rulings (6/26/2013 - 6/27/2013)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Start Date: 6/26/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 6/27/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM
Rep. Eric Turner responds to Supreme Court rulings

Please include the following statement from State Representative P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) in response to today’s United States Supreme Court rulings:

“The federal Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 protected the sanctity of marriage. I am very disappointed the U.S. Supreme Court, in a split decision, overturned this federal law. I do however find some solace in the fact the court has confirmed each state’s right and ability to address the legality of what constitutes marriage in our society.”

“This is an issue that 30 states have defined in their state constitutions and should be put before Hoosiers. Our citizens deserve a voice to decide how marriage should be defined in our state, and I am confident Hoosier voters will be given this opportunity.”