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6/27/13 at 09:57 AM 3 Comments

SCOTUS DOMA Decision: "There was No Knock-Out Punch"

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Steve Petteway

While many progressives and gay rights activists celebrated the end of DOMA - the Defense of Marriage Act- Wednesday, Alliance Defending Freedom CEO Alan Sears announced in a video that there is some encouraging news for evangelicals and traditional marriage advocates in the U.S. Supreme Court's decision.

Sears clarified:

- There is no "50-state mandate" redefining marriage: State governments and voters can still pass laws/ referendums defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman. States which have already adopted such legislation will not be forced to recognize same-sex unions.

- Prop 8 is still law in California: Sears asserts "Prop. 8 still stands because there is no appellate court decision striking it down which is necessary to void an initiative of the people in that state."

Thus Sears concludes "There was no knock-out punch here. We're still very much in the game to protect marriage."

He reminds listeners of Isaiah 40:8 - "The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever."

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