Defending the family

FRC's Ken Blackwell: Judge Ignores Will of Ohioans in Marriage Ruling

Family Research Council Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell, former Ohio secretary of state and former Cincinnati mayor, condemned ruling by Federal Judge Timothy Black that the state of Ohio must recognize out-of-state same-sex "marriages."

Of Judge Black's ruling Blackwell said:

"This is another example of how the will of the people is being subverted by misguided activist judges. Ohioans affirmed natural marriage at the ballot box in 2004, and will continue to resist efforts to redefine marriage.

"Judge Timothy Black has decided to sidestep the expressed and established will of the people and has assaulted their views by judicial fiat.

"We appreciate and commend Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's commitment to supporting the will of Ohioans and defending Ohio's marriage amendment in court. Hopefully the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will show the same respect for the will of the people of Ohio."


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