Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas, is ripping Attorney General Eric Holder for recognizing same-sex marriages in Utah – even saying his move to circumvent the Supreme Court is an impeachable offense – and is introducing legislation to strengthen federal laws allowing states to determine their own definitions of marriage.

In December, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Shelby ruled Utah’s definition of marriage as only the union of one man and one woman was unconstitutional. He also refused to stay his decision to allow the appeals process to play out. Until the U.S. Supreme Court stayed the ruling, roughly 1,000 same-sex couples were legally married in Utah.

State officials quickly announced those marriages would not be recognized by the state, but Attorney General Holder countered by saying the federal government would consider them valid.

Weber is appalled by the actions of both Shelby and Holder.

“Well, obviously activist judges, as a Republican and conservative, we know that they get it wrong. They get it wrong so often. I was encouraged on the other side of that coin, that the Supreme Court issued a stay until they get to fully weigh in on this court decision,” Weber told WND.
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