RELEASE:

COCHRAN STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT RULING ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodgesin that overrode states’ rights to redefine marriage and legalize same-sex marriages in all 50 states:

“The Supreme Court decision does not and cannot change the firmly held faith of most Mississippians. I believe marriage is defined as the union of one man and one woman. The court’s decision raises questions about the protection of religious liberties and First Amendment rights, which the Congress may have to address. It is important that this ruling does not result in individuals, businesses, and religious-oriented schools and organizations being penalized by the government for their belief in the traditional definition of marriage.”

6/26/15