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Graham on Gay Marriage: GOP Can’t Pick, Choose Which Laws to Follow Like Obama

Thursday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” while discussing Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who is refusing to issue any marriage licenses because of her opposition to same-sex marriages, Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said, “We can’t on the Republican side, do what Obama has been doing, pick and choose the laws we like.”

Graham said, “Marbury v. Madison said it’s the job of the Supreme Court, the judiciary, to interpret the Constitution. The Supreme Court has ruled 5-1 that same-sex marriage bans imposed by states violate the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. It is the law of the land until the Supreme Court changes their decision or there’s a Constitutional Amendment overriding that decision. This clerk, I understand her concerns. I believe in traditional marriage, but she’s a public official. We can’t on the Republican side, do what Obama has been doing, pick and choose the laws we like. So in my view she will be required by the federal courts to issue marriage license because that is what’s required in our Constitutional democracy. This Supreme Court case is binding on her actions as a public official in Kentucky. I sympathize with her religious beliefs but she’s a public official and those of us in public life have to administer the law to every American as the law is written.”

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