Leading Republican Mitch McConnell has admitted there is nothing that Congress can do to stand in the way of marriage equality anymore now the Supreme Court has had its say
United States Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has conceded that the fight against same-sex marriage in American ended with the Supreme Court’s 5-to-4 ruling in favor of its constitutionality.
McConnell was asked by Kentucky TV station WDRB on Tuesday night if there was anything Congress could still do to impede progress on the issue to which he said, ‘I don’t think so. I think the courts have pretty well spoken.’
‘I’ve always felt that marriage is between one man and one woman and the Supreme Court has held otherwise. That’s the law of the land [now].’
Instead McConnell said that Republican opponents will be looking at how they can sure up protections for religious people who don’t want to supply goods or services to same-sex marriages from federal intervention.
‘We’ll be taking a look at whether religious liberty needs to be enhanced by statute,’ McConnell said.
‘There’s a possibility of legislation but I think most of this is going to be in the courts.
Responding to plans by Republican Presidential hopeful Senator Ted Cruz to put forward an amendment to the US Constitution banning same-sex marriage, McConnell said that it was not a realistic plan of action.
‘We’ve only done that 27 times in the history of our country,’ McConnell said.
‘It’s not going to pass.’