In a futile last ditch effort to stop gay marriage ahead of the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has introduced the Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act, The Hill reports:
King’s bill strips way Article III of the Constitution, which gives federal courts the jurisdiction to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation of, or the validity under the Constitution of, any type of marriage. The bill also prohibits federal funds from being used for any litigation in, or enforcement of any order or judgment by, any federal court.
King said his bill would stop the courts from “destroying traditional marriage.”
Said King, via press release:
“For too long, federal courts have overstepped their constitutionally limited duty to interpret the Constitution. Rather, federal courts have perverted the Constitution to make law and create constitutional rights to things such as privacy, birth control, and abortion. These unenumerated, so-called constitutionally-protected rights were not envisioned by our Founding Fathers."
Previously, King claimed (much to Stephen Colbert's amusement) that gays don't deserve equal rights because homosexuality can't be "independently verified." He also claimed gays who want marriage are "promoting the idea of desecrating the Eucharist."