image001(2)MARIETTA – Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after the Supreme Court issued its ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges:

“I am deeply disappointed with the outcome of today’s Supreme Court ruling, as I believe that Ohioans have the right to decide what’s best for Ohio – and Ohioans have already spoken on this issue. Decisions like this should be made by states – by the People — not in courtrooms. I also don’t believe that decisions in one state should be forced onto another state by judicial proclamation. This type of judicial activism, where the voices of the people and decisions of states are ignored, is not healthy for a democracy and will likely lead to further erosion in the American People’s confidence in our institutions.

“I believe that marriage is between one man and one woman, and that won’t change because of today’s ruling. And, it is my hope that supporters of today’s decision will respect the religious liberty of the millions of Americans who believe in the sanctity of traditional marriage.”