Brian Kemp Takes a Radical Stance on Dismantling Marriage Equality, Calling It An Issue SCOTUS “Will Have to Take Up”

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Brian Kemp is taking yet another extreme stance on taking away Georgians’ rights. Kemp told Axios that he believesmarriage is between a man and a woman,” while also echoing comments from Clarence Thomas, saying that the issue of marriage equality “will be something that the [US Supreme] court will have to take up.” 

In the wake of the Dobbs v. Jackson decision, Thomas wrote that the Supreme Court should reconsider “all of this court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell.”

Kemp’s anti-equality position on gay marriage is just another one of his far-right, out-of-touch positions that threaten Georgians’ fundamental rights. Kemp opposes abortion without exceptions for rape and incest and as governor, he signed a bill that banned abortion before most women know they are pregnant. Polls have shown a majority of Georgians oppose Kemp’s abortion ban.

“Brian Kemp’s support for dismantling marriage equality is a threat to fundamental rights and blatantly out of touch with what Georgians believe — just like his extreme abortion ban,” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton. “Kemp continues to put his extreme agenda over Georgians. It’s time the people of Georgia had a governor who will fight to protect their most important rights and freedoms.”