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ADF comment on 8th Circuit, Alabama Supreme Court marriage decisions

ADF official comment
Published On: 10/18/2017

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel Jim Campbell regarding two marriage-related court decisions handed down this week: the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit’s order in Waters v. Ricketts to suspend a district judge’s decision that struck down Nebraska’s laws defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and the Alabama Supreme Court’s decision in In re: Alan L. King that reinstated that state’s marriage laws:


“The people of Nebraska, Alabama, and every state should remain free to affirm marriage as the union of a man and a woman in their laws. The courts should respect the freedom of the people to debate this important issue and decide it as a community. The Constitution does not demand that one irreversible view of marriage be forced on all the states.”

  • ADF news release: ADF to 8th Circuit: Allow Mo. to affirm marriage as one man, one woman (2015-02-24)

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.


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