The Chairman of Liberty Counsel, Mat Staver, set forth a statement on December 11th, 2015, that he and the organization endorse HB 1412 – the true bill of interposition in Tennessee that defies the Obergefell opinion. The statement declares:
“Liberty Counsel commends Representative Pody for taking the lead in resisting the marriage opinion of five lawyers on the Supreme Court. HB 1412 sets forth the reasons why that opinion is illegitimate and unconstitutional, and provides a framework for successful resistance, provided the political will exists to enact and carry out its provisions. It is beyond time that the Supreme Court is reined back within its authority set forth in the Constitution. The Supreme Court Justices are not legislators. They are judges and their opinions must interpret the law, not create outrageous social policy that ignores the Constitution and millennia of human history. The Court must be reminded of the boundaries of its authority.” -Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel
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