Boehner: ‘Disappointed’ By Ruling, But ‘All Human Beings Are Created Equal’

AP

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said Friday in a statement that while “all human beings are created equal by God” he was disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage in all 50 states.

Boehner’s comments referenced the Court’s decision on gay marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges.

All human beings are created equal by God and thus deserve to be treated with love, dignity and respect. I am, however, disappointed that the Supreme Court disregarded the democratically-enacted will of millions of Americans by forcing states to redefine the institution of marriage. My views are based on my upbringing and my faith. I believe that marriage is a sacred vow between one man and one woman, and I believe Americans should be able to live and work according to their beliefs.

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