Franklin Graham: The right president could overturn gay marriage ruling

Fri. August 14, 2015 7:31 AM by

Evangelist Franklin Graham believes that the right president could overturn the Supreme Court's ruling striking down gay marriage bans in all 50 states.

Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham and head of the Billy Graham Evangelist Association, incorrectly stated during an interview with that opponents of marriage equality have won at the ballot box in every state where it's been put up for a vote.

"The Supreme Court has no authority to do it," Graham said of the high court's decision. "They have no authority to change what God established as marriage between a man and a woman. Who are these nine men and women to change that? The government went around the people. The gays and lesbians have lost in every state where it's been put up for a vote. They have these very liberal judges who have overruled the people. I think people are fed up with these judges taking the decision away from the people. We're going to have to live with it for awhile."

Of course, that's not the case. Eleven states adopted marriage equality either legislatively or through the ballot box, including Washington, Vermont, Minnesota, Illinois, Hawaii, New York, Maryland, Maine, Delaware, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Marriage equality also came to the District of Columbia through the enactment of an ordinance approved by lawmakers.

"If you get the right president," Graham continued, "it could be overturned. It takes leadership. It takes a leader who gets the people behind him, to make an amendment to the constitution. I think it could be done."

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