WORLD CONGRESS OF FAMILIES APPALLED BY SUPREME COURT DOMA DECISION

(The following statement was issued on June 26, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling declaring parts of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.)

World Congress of Families has long been the leader of the international efforts to protect marriage and the natural family. Reacting to today’s Supreme Court decision striking down a section of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), WCF Managing Director Larry Jacobs declared: “Buy ruling that part of DOMA is unconstitutional – and federal benefits must be paid to partners’ in states where same-sex “marriages” were contracted – the Supreme Court has struck a blow against marriage not only in the United States, but worldwide, given the tendency of many nations to follow our foolish lead on social engineering.