Washington– Congressman Mike Conaway released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling in Obergfell v. Hodges:
“Today, we received another disappointing decision from the Supreme Court. Instead of upholding states’ rights, the Supreme Court decided yet again to legislate from the bench and impose their beliefs on all of us. This decision conflicts with my deeply held personal belief that marriage is a sacred vow between one man and one woman before God. I have supported traditional marriage my entire life and will continue to uphold the Judeo-Christian principles I was raised with.
“As the Supreme Court’s ruling is implemented, it’s important that the fight to protect religious liberty and freedom of conscience is not forgotten. Every person, regardless of their individual beliefs, deserves to be treated with respect and dignity, but it is absolutely wrong for the Supreme Court to disregard the Constitutional rights of states and to presume to know what is best for the people of Texas.”