The White House, President George W. Bush Click to print this document

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
February 4, 2004

President's Statement on Massachusetts' Court Ruling
Statement by the President

February 4, 2004


Today's ruling of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is deeply troubling. Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman. If activist judges insist on re-defining marriage by court order, the only alternative will be the constitutional process. We must do what is legally necessary to defend the sanctity of marriage.


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