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#SameOldParty Responds to DOMA Decision

Yesterday, Democrats and millions of Americans across the country welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act as a tremendous step forward in the battle for equality.

Republicans responded too, and it wasn’t pretty. Republicans claim they want to change their ways and reach out to groups they have traditionally struggled with. It’s clear from their rhetoric yesterday they have no intention of doing that.

Please see below for a compilation of reactions on the Supreme Court’s rulings from prominent members of the #SameOldParty:


Gay marriage emerges “at the end of a great civilization.”
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

“Society itself is at risk and cannot continue.”
- Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)

“My thoughts on the SCOTUS ruling that determined that same sex marriage is okay: "Jesus wept." - Gov. Mike Huckabee

“The Supreme Court appears to be in collusion with the president and in Injustice Department”
- Rep. Randy Weber, (R-TX)

"Every child deserves a mommy and a daddy, and with this decision they undercut the needs of our children."
- Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS)

“I think it was wrong . . . The Court, without a basis in standing substituted their own judgment for the judgment of a Republican Congress and a Democratic President.”
Gov. Chris Christie

“People take it to one extension further — does it have to be humans?…I’m kinda with you…we should not just say ‘oh, we’re punting on it, marriage can be anything.”
Sen. Rand Paul

“Endangers federalism as well as the most time-honored tradition in the history of Western civilization,” – Ralph Reed

“They’ve allowed corrupt politicians and judges to betray the voters, rewarding them for their betrayal.” - Brian Brown, President National Organization for Marriage

" The Supreme Court, though they may think so, have not risen to the level of God."
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)

“The Supreme Court bent over backwards to find a way to make (the act) unconstitutional.”
Rep. John Fleming (R-LA)

"My response will be later this week to file a Federal Marriage Amendment"
- Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS)