Pelosi: ‘Who Cares’ What Bachmann Thinks about DOMA Ruling
(CNSNews.com) – House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday she didn’t care about Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-Minn.) statement that no man can undo the holy institution of marriage after the high court ruled a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
“Who cares,” Pelosi said in response to a reporter’s question about what she thought about Bachmann reacting to the ruling by saying the decision “cannot undo God’s word.”
After the court struck down in a 5-4 decision on Wednesday Section 3 of the federal law that recognizing marriage as a union between one man and one woman, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) issued a statement.
"Marriage was created by the hand of God,” Bachmann said in the statement. “No man, not even a Supreme Court, can undo what a holy God has instituted.
“For thousands of years of recorded human history, no society has defended the legal standard of marriage as anything other than between man and woman,” she added. “Only since 2000 have we seen a redefinition of this foundational unit of society in various nations.
“Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to join the trend, despite the clear will of the people's representatives through DOMA,” Bachmann said. “What the Court has done will undermine the best interest of children and the best interests of the United States."
Pelosi’s remarks at the press conference with homosexual members of Congress to mark the Supreme Court ruling did not reference God, but called the court’s decision “progress” for all Americans.
“This is an extraordinary day for American values, for America’s best traditions of progress for LGBT Americans and, really, for all Americans,” Pelosi said. “This is another day that will go in the history books as a moment when our nation expanded the reach of our highest ideals of our Constitution and our Democracy.”