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Roe 'disappointed' in gay marriage ruling

June 28th, 2013 7:55 pm by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

Roe 'disappointed' in gay marriage ruling

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe says he was “disappointed” in the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act, but acknowledged “it is the law of the land.”

A 5-4 vote by the justices determined DOMA violated the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment emphasizing liberty protected by due process of law.

But, Roe noted, the ruling does not impact Tennessee’s voter-approved 2006 Constitutional Amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

The Kingsport Times News has the full story.

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