Attorney General DeWine Statement on Supreme Court Decision

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June 26, 2015

Dan Tierney: 614-466-3840
 Lisa Hackley: 614-466-3840

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine issued the following statement following the United States Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges:

"The Attorney General’s Office has an obligation and duty to defend the constitutionality of Ohio laws, including constitutional amendments passed by Ohio voters. Ohio’s involvement in this case has been to defend the voter-passed amendment. While Ohio argued that the Supreme Court should let this issue ultimately be decided by the voters, the Court has now made its decision."