Iowa Rep. Steve King said Monday that
he wants Congress to weigh in on the recent Supreme Court ruling
striking down state bans on gay marriage in all 50 states.
King, vocal opponent of LGBT rights,
Washington Post that he's working on a nonbinding resolution
of disapproval against the decision.
“I think it's important to let the
public know where they stand,” said King, a Republican.
“What I reject is an activist court
with no basis for this decision transforming the greatest
civilization we've ever seen by a 5-4 decision,” he added.
King also criticized Justices Elena
Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg for taking part in the case because
both had presided over the marriages of same-sex couples. Ginsburg
has united five such couples, the most of any current or retired
If the two justices had recused
themselves, “it would have been a 4-to-3 decision the other way,”