A Michigan representative plans to
introduce a resolution calling on state officials to ignore the
Supreme Court's June finding that gay couples have a constitutional
right to marry.
State Rep. Tom Hooker, a Republican,
read his resolution during a religious rally organized by the
Christian non-profit Salt & Light Global and held Wednesday
outside the Michigan Capitol, MLive.com
“The Supreme Court is not a
legislature,” Hooker told the audience. “Courts do not
substitute their social and economic beliefs for the judgment of
legislative bodies or elected and passed laws.”
State Senator Patrick Colbert, also a
Republican, is expected to sponsor a Senate version of the bill.
At Wednesday's rally, Colbert
said that the rights of Christians were under attack in America.
resolution calls the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v.
Hodges illegitimate “because the five justice majority, in
reaching its decision, acted without constitutional authority and
unconstitutionally usurped power expressly reserved by the United
States Constitution to the states and the people.”