Bachmann Voices Disapproval of Judge Walker's Prop 8 Ruling

Aug 10, 2010 Issues: Family Values

(Washington D.C.) Today, U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (MN-6) joined her colleagues at a press conference in Washington, D.C. to announce a resolution disapproving of California Federal District Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling to overturn the decision of a majority of California voters to define marriage as the legal union between a man and a woman.

“Judge Walker claimed ‘there was not a rational basis’ for excluding gays from marriage,” stated Bachmann. “But if Proposition 8 doesn’t survive the rational basis test, then is Walker implying that the majority of California voters, those who voted for the measure, aren’t rational?

“Since 1998, thirty states have added language to their constitutions, defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Does Walker believe the voters in these states aren’t rational either?

“The Constitution is the highest rule of law and must be adhered to in every instance. The founders did not envision a Constitutional Convention every time a judge rules from the bench.”

The resolution, sponsored by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Committee, is currently being circulated among Members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Click here to view a clip of Rep. Bachmann at today’s press conference.