Admin's note: There will be more detailed analysis later as today's two Supreme Court decisions regarding marriage are analyzed further. For now, this is the statement The Family Foundation of Virginia has released to the media and public:
STATEMENT BY VICTORIA COBB, PRESIDENT OF THE FAMILY FOUNDATION OF VIRGINIA, CONCERNING SCOTUS MARRIAGE DECISIONS
This is a mixed bag for both sides. We're certainly disappointed the Court struck down DOMA but the Court has allowed the decision that millions of Americans, and Virginians, have already made on the definition of marriage to stand. Make no mistake, this was a major defeat for advocates of same-sex marriage who asked the Supreme Court to find a constitutional right to marriage and impose their definition on fifty states. The debate over marriage will continue in the legislative and political process, where it belongs. Virginia's marriage amendment stands.
Regardless of the decision, the Court does not have the power to change the reality that children deserve both a mom and a dad. We will continue to do all we can do to educate citizens on the importance of natural marriage for children and society.