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OOPS: Anti-Gay Washington Group Posts Three Reactions To SCOTUS

Washington state's anti-gay Family Policy Institute has prepared three reactions to the SCOTUS rulings on marriage. That's not unreasonable, many groups have likely done the same.  Except the FPI has already published all three. From their post with the "Lose-Lose" headline:
Today the Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Prop 8 and declared a constitutional right to marry someone of the same gender. anyone you want…maybe.

Joseph Backholm, executive director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington, said, “The Court reached this decision only by ignoring reality—that male-female unions are uniquely important, because only they can result in natural reproduction; and that such unions are uniquely valuable, in that only they can bind a child to both the parents who created it and bind those parents to each other.” 
In addition to its departure from scientific reality, the Court’s decision was a shocking abuse of its power—the ultimate in judicial activism, making law from the bench rather than interpreting the law and the Constitution as written.
And from their Win-Win post:
Joseph Backholm, executive director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington, released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage.

“I applaud the United States Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the. They were correct to rule that the U.S. Constitution does not include a “right” of same-sex couples to have their relationships officially affirmed as “marriages.” We agree that the public’s interest in promoting responsible procreation provides a rational basis for defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The Court did the right thing by permitting the debate over the definition of marriage to continue through the democratic process.”
Their "Partial Win" post is at the link. (Tipped by JMG reader Homer)

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