National Organization for Marriage Commends Alabama Supreme Court For 7 - 1 Ruling Upholding Traditional Marriage


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"The Alabama Supreme Court is exactly correct that no federal judge has the power to order a state to issue illegal marriage licenses. Other states should follow suit." — Brian Brown, NOM president —


Washington, D.C. — The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today commended the Alabama Supreme Court for ordering state officials to cease issuing marriage licenses that are illegal under state law, and thus defied a federal judge who is attempting to impermissibly impose her views of marriage on the people of Alabama.

"We praise the justices of the Alabama Supreme Court who have ruled in overwhelming fashion that the laws of Alabama defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman must be followed by state officials," said Brian Brown, NOM's president. "A single federal judge does not have the authority to force a state to redefine marriage and it's high time that out of control judges were put in their place. We call on other states to similarly order their state's officials to enforce state marriage laws."

Brown noted that the US Supreme Court has never ruled against traditional marriage laws and that binding Supreme Court precedence exists (Baker v Nelson) specifically upholding state laws defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.


To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, please contact Elizabeth Ray, [email protected], or Matille Thebolt, [email protected], at 703-683-5004.

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