Same-Sex Marriage Decision

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West Virginia drops gay marriage ban – Charleston Gazette

Allen Whitt, president of the socially conservative Family Policy Council of West Virginia, pinned his hopes on state bans in the 5th and 6th circuits, which he said could still be taken up by the Supreme Court.

“When the Supreme Court takes this up, all of the folks who get married between now and then will likely be voided,” Whitt said. He said he hopes to see an eventual amendment to the U.S. Constitution banning same-sex marriage. [read more]

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Same-sex marriage opponent says such unions are ‘inevitable’ in West Virginia – MetroNews

“It’s probably inevitable now that, in West Virginia, you’re going to have men marrying men. You’re going to have women marrying women,” said Allen Whitt, president of the Family Policy Council of West Virginia. He described that scenario as “disappointing.”

“It remains to be seen if that definition of marriage continues to be redefined to be include other polyamorous relationships, multiple member marriages,” he said. [read more]

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Despite Supreme Court Nondecision, State Opposition to Gay Marriage Remains – Washington Times

Allen Whitt, president of the Family Policy Council in West Virginia, said his group would “go forward” with efforts to seek a constitutional marriage amendment. “Marriage has always been — and will always be — between a man and a woman. Ultimately, no court can change that truth,” he said. [read more]

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WV Groups Disagree After Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Marriage – State Journal

Whitt said marriage has always been – and will always be – between a man and a woman.

He also said going on with same-sex marriages comes at a high cost.

“It costs kids either a mom or a dad (who are not interchangeable), and it costs people of faith their First Amendment rights as government imposes the new definition across all aspects of society,” he said. “We need to carefully count that cost before be run headlong into this latest social experiment with marriage.” [read more]

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Virginia Court Ruling On Gay Marriage Could Have WV Implications – WCHS-TV

The Family Policy Council of West Virginia is frustrated at the way same-sex supporters are gaining their legal victories, instead of getting laws changed, small panels of judges are voting on the issue.

“They’re stair stepping up through the appellate court process. Is that the way our judicial system, our governmental system is supposed to work, where now our justices have also become politicized? No. That’s a terrible thing for the country,” said Family Policy Council of WV president Allen Whitt.  [read more]

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Court clears way for gay marriage in W.Va. – Charleston Gazette

Allen Whitt, president of the conservative group, said Monday the ruling does not signify a shift in the American public’s view of same-sex marriage, but rather is the result of a strategy from “same-sex marriage advocates.”

“Same-sex marriage activists have been unable to change the minds of the majority of the people in the U.S. … It’s much simpler to force a redefinition of marriage onto the American people by finding two out of three federal appellate judges to side with them,” Whitt said. [read more]