She said that instead of upholding DOMA, which passed Congress and was signed into law by President Clinton, the court "substitute[d] their morality" for that of Congress. "Now we're looking at a supreme betrayal."
In its 5-4 ruling, the court said the Constitution gives the federal government no say over marriage policy and that DOMA unconstitutionally denied marriage benefits to same-sex couples in states where those marriages are legal.
Rep. Louie GohmertLouie GohmertA guide to the committees: House Congress must not pass Endangered Species reform bill Gohmert calls Yates 'a political hack' MORE (R-Texas) also took issue with the ruling and accused the Supreme Court's "holy quintet" of trying to "rewrite the laws of nature and nature's God."
Gohmert said the purpose of DOMA was to protect the institution of traditional marriage, which he called "the greatest foundational building block of any society since the dawn of mankind." He also warned that the ruling could open the door to other definitions of marriage that could become legally acceptable, even though they may not be good for the country.
"I think polygamy is wrong, bigamy is wrong, and it's a crime in many places, but how will that be justifiable ... now that the court has removed this?" he asked.
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