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Gov. Pence responds to SCOTUS marriage decision

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has responded to Friday’s United States Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.

He issued the following statement:

Like many Hoosiers, I believe marriage is the union between one man and one woman, and I am disappointed that the Supreme Court failed to recognize the historic role of the states in setting marriage policy in this country. Nevertheless, our Administration will continue to uphold the rule of law and abide by the ruling of the Court in this case. Under our system of government, our citizens are free to disagree with decisions of the Supreme Court, but we are not free to disobey them. As we move forward as a state and a nation, Hoosiers may be assured that our Administration will respect the law and the dignity and worth of every Hoosier and every Hoosier family.

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