I visited the Facebook pages of more than 30 Republican politicians and found only two that had posted a public statement on today's United States Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage. More of them may respond later.
Congressman Justin Amash - Michigan Republican
Marriage is a private institution that government should not define. To me and millions of Americans, marriage is also a religious sacrament that needs no government approval. As a conservative, I will continue to push for less government interference in our personal and economic affairs.
Senator Lindsey Graham - South Carolina Republican
I believe in the traditional definition of marriage. South Carolinians have repeatedly said that is the definition they support as well.
I have been a strong supporter of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). I voted for it as a member of the House of Representatives, and as a Senator wrote a brief to the Supreme Court to uphold this important law. I was disappointed with today’s outcome, but respect the Court’s decision.
One key point, today’s Supreme Court ruling will not change South Carolina law and I will continue to fight for and defend the traditional definition of marriage.