News Release: Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Proposition 8

June 26, 2013

(Lansing, Mich.)—Michigan Catholic Conference released the following statement today regarding the United States Supreme Court decision to remand Proposition 8, the California voter-approved law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman, to a lower court based on a lack of standing:

“The Court’s decision to send California’s voter-approved Proposition 8 back to the lower courts does not have an impact on the amendment to the Michigan Constitution that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. This amendment was passed with overwhelming support of the voters and Michigan Catholic Conference will work vigorously to defend that constitutional provision should there be an effort to redefine marriage in this state. We will continue to promote the truth that marriage is and can only be the union of one man and one woman, and that children have the right to both a mother and father.”

Michigan Catholic Conference is the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in this state.

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