Here are some reactions from Republican politicians and famous faces:
Heritage Foundation head and former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint issued the following statement:
the debate about marriage will continue. States will lead the way even as we work to restore clear marriage policy at the federal level. And in the states, support for marriage as the union of a man and a woman remains strong.
We’ll be joining with millions of Americans to ensure that support for marriage gets even stronger. Citizens and their elected representatives have the constitutional authority to make policy that recognizes marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
In an interview with PJ Media Rick Santorum said:
“I’m incredibly disappointed that the Supreme Court would continue a pattern of stepping in and making decisions that were very clearly left for the public and the Congress to make. The Founding Fathers established a country that said that the people are the one who get to make these decisions. Not five unelected people on the Supreme Court. And the federal government has a right in my mind to define what marriage is. Just like every state has a right to determine and define what marriage is. That these are not decisions that were to be implemented by the court. They’re to be handled by the collective will of the American public, that’s how our republic functions. And, when the Supreme Court steps in and says ‘No, we’re the ones who know best how to decide these things,’ I think it’s a real problematic issue in our society. And whether you’re on the left or on the right, the idea that a court should have the power to take this power away and freedom away from the American pubic to make these decisions to me is very, very disconcerting.”
Mike Huckabee tweeted:
My thoughts on the SCOTUS ruling that determined that same sex marriage is okay: “Jesus wept.”
Michelle Bachmann also tweeted:
“Marriage was created by the hand of God. No man, not even a Supreme Court, can undo what a holy God has instituted.”
My favorite reaction so far is from John McCain’s spunky daughter Meghan:
DOMA UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!! America, fuck yeah, baby!!!!
Pretty clear that in the GOP primary people are digging in for a long battle (or at least a big fundraising push).
As I get more reactions I’ll post them.