RNC Chairman Statement on Iowa Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
WASHINGTON - Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele released the following statement today:
"The Iowa Supreme Court's decision today to reverse an 11 year old state law outlawing same-sex marriage is sadly another example of judicial activism currently threatening family values in America. While I respect an individual's right to live his or her life as they see fit, decisions like this are better left in the hands of legislators and governors."
"I firmly believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman. A state's autonomous nature allows it to change its laws as the citizenry sees fit, but it should be done by the people, not through judicial decree."