Rep. Steve King Files “Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act”

Bill aims to strip jurisdiction of federal courts to hear cases relating to marriage.


St. Louis, MO: Phyllis Schlafly and Eagle Forum are thrilled to support the new “Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act” filed by Representative Steve King (IA-4) yesterday. This bill would seek to stop rampant judicial activism across the country by stripping the jurisdiction of federal courts to hear cases pertaining to the definition of marriage. In recent months, we have witnessed historic numbers of judges legislating from the bench, and overturning dozens of publicly voted state definitions of marriage. The integrity of voters in every state is at risk with this dangerous new precedent.

“Steve King is one of our finest conservative statesmen in Washington,” Schlafly said today. “The recent trend of federal judges dismantling state constitutions as they personally see fit is frightening and absolutely must be stopped. For years, voters in states across the nation have held public referendums and concluded that they must preserve the traditional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman in their state constitutions and codes. Federal judges’ blatant disregard for not only the 10th Amendment but also the integrity of American voters absolutely must be stopped, and Representative Steve King is just the man of courage to lead this fight.”

Representative King announced this bill to amend Title 28, US Code, on Wednesday April 22. The full text of the bill and his statement can be viewed here.


COSPONSORS, ALPHABETICAL [* = original cosponsor]:
Cosponsor Statistics: 7 current (includes 7 original)

Rep Babin, Brian [R-TX-36] – 4/22/2015 *
Rep Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] – 4/22/2015 *
Rep Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1] – 4/22/2015 *
Rep LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] – 4/22/2015 *
Rep Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4] – 4/22/2015 *
Rep Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5] – 4/22/2015 *
Rep Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] – 4/22/2015 *


Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4] – 4/23/2015
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] – 4/23/2015