Meekhof Issues Statement on Supreme Court Ruling

LANSING—Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, this afternoon issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage:

“I have always believed that marriage is the union of one man and one woman before God. While I respect the decision made today by the Supreme Court, I am concerned by the Court’s decision to disregard states’ rights in favor of the federal government.

I share the belief of many Americans that marriage should not be relegated to an agreement defined by the federal government, but rather as a sacred bond made within one’s religion and before God. Marriage is the fundamental building block of family and of our society and while families come in many forms, marriage should be held in high regard as a religious covenant.

I join many men and women who are disappointed by the Court’s ruling and I will take time to consider any measures that seek to protect religious freedom in Michigan.”