Phil Bryant on Civil Rights
States' rights should stop gay marriage in Mississippi
Gov. Phil Bryant issues the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell et al v. Hodges et al:
"Throughout history, states have had the authority to regulate marriage within their borders. Today, a federal court has usurped
that right to self-governance and has mandated that states must comply with federal marriage standards--standards that are out of step with the wishes of many in the United States and that are certainly out of step with the majority of Mississippians."
Source: 2015 MS gubernatorial campaign website governorbryant.com
, Jul 26, 2015
Constitutionally define marriage: one man and one woman
Uphold traditional marriage: Since 2004, Mississippi has had a constitutional amendment restricting marriage to one man and one woman.
While there are groups hoping to have the amendment struck down, any efforts by activist judges to erode traditional marriage must be opposed.
Source: MS Governor campaign 2011 website philbryant.com, "Vision"
, May 3, 2011
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