Sasse Statement on Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

“Marriage brings a wife and husband together so their children can have a mom and a dad.”

June 26, 2015

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement after the Supreme Court handed down its decision on same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges:

“Today’s ruling is a disappointment to Nebraskans who understand that marriage brings a wife and husband together so their children can have a mom and dad. The Supreme Court once again overstepped its Constitutional role by acting as a super-legislature and imposing its own definition of marriage on the American people rather than allowing voters to decide in the states.

“As a society, we need to celebrate marriage as the best way to provide stability and opportunity for kids. As President Obama has said, there are good people on both sides of the issue. I hope we all can agree that our neighbors deserve the freedom to live out their religious convictions.”