SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bob Fuehr, who is running for Utah’s 4th Congressional District seat, responds to the ruling by the Obama-appointed Judge Robert J. Shelby of the U.S. District Court for Utah that overturned Utah’s same-sex marriage ban, Utah’s Amendment 3.
According to Fuehr: “Federal Judge Robert Shelby’s ruling, that Utah’s Amendment 3 that recognizes marriage as a legal union between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional and another example of the federal government overreaching its authority and meddling in state’s affairs. In 2004, voters went to the polls and their message that other sexual relations, including those between persons of the same gender, undermine the divinely created institution of the family was clear and unequivocal.
“Yesterday’s ruling tramples the idea that a state can and should adopt social laws that reflect their values and replaces them with the opinion of an activist judge. The U.S. Constitution was carefully constructed to balance the powers of the states and the federal government. However, court decisions over the past 50 years have steadily eroded the power of the states and made the federal government all-powerful in deciding everything from farming regulations to mandating that everyone buy health insurance.
“Utah must fight this latest incursion on its authority and stand up for the values of Utah families.”
As the former Director of Utah’s Office of Business and Economic Development and Fortune 500 executive, Bob Fuehr is entering the District 4 race in 2014 to bring seasoned leadership and functional resolve to Washington, D.C. Fuehr earned a National Merit Scholarship to go to Case Institute of Technology and was then named the Humphrey Fellow at Harvard where he earned his MBA. Rising through the ranks of corporate America, Fuehr eventually became US WEST Vice President for Utah in 1990; he has served on multiple community and business boards and organizations including Southern Utah University, Salt Lake United Way, Zions Bank, and the Pioneer Memorial Theater. For more information, go to www.bobfuehr.com.