Murkowski Responds to Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling

Senator: Decision Reinforces Limited Government, Promotes Family Values

Senator Lisa Murkowski today responded to the decision from the United States Supreme Court that the U.S. Constitution bars states from denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying:

“I support marriage equality, and believe today’s ruling is the right one as it reinforces limited government and promotes family values. The decision keeps governments out of the most private and personal aspects of peoples’ lives, supports adults’ decisions to make lifetime commitments to one another, and encourages more families to form.

“Nothing in today’s ruling changes my belief that marriage equality is fair and equal public policy, and that it respects religious freedoms by remaining a civil practice that stops at the church door.”

To read Senator Murkowski's thoughts on marriage equality in full, click here.