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Conservative Activist: Gay Marriage Imposed By Courts, Just Like Dred Scott

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“The battle looked like it was lost, but it really wasn’t,” Reed said Saturday at a conference hosted by the group he founded, the Faith and Family Coliation. “And that’s kind of like where we are right now."

"Anybody heard lately that we’re losing the marriage issue? Anybody heard that argument? You notice some similarities?" he continued. "I’m not comparing slavery to same-sex marriage, OK? I’m just pointing out that when you have these fights, what’s interesting is that if you look at same-sex marriage, it’s now legal in 17 states.”

“Only six of them, six out of those 17, six out of 50 states, had done it by referendum or by state legislature. In every other case, it was imposed by courts. Just like the courts had to impose Dred Scott. Because they couldn’t do it on the country because the country didn’t agree with it. The country, by the way, doesn’t agree with same-sex marriage," Reed concluded.