The Supreme Court on Friday struck down a key part of a key Obama administration rule that has helped redefine marriage in America.
The decision, by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, was hailed by gay rights groups and hailed by President Donald Trump as a win for the cause of marriage equality.
But as the court’s decision was read by reporters, some conservatives and some conservatives who had supported the administration’s stance on the matter were quick to praise the ruling.
But some of the conservatives, including former President Mike Pence, also expressed disappointment in the decision.
“This is not a win, this is a blow,” he said.
“We’ve got to get the court to uphold the Constitution of the United States, which says marriage is between a man and a woman.”
Pence was referring to the historic court ruling, which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that was enacted in 1996, and which President Barack Obama had used to redefine what it means to be married in the United Kingdom.
In June of 2016, the Supreme Court ruled that DOMA violated the U, S, and D constitutions.
The U.K. had been one of only three countries to legalize gay marriage.
The other two were Canada and Ireland.
In a press release, the Trump White House said that it was disappointed by the decision but was glad the court was able to uphold “the traditional definition of marriage.”
The White House press secretary said, “It’s a victory for marriage equality and a victory of the Constitution, and it’s time to get to work on building a better, more just society for everyone.”
Pence said that Trump had asked the court for the decision, and that he would support it, but that he was not in a position to provide a full statement.
“I don’t know what to say other than that the president believes that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, and the president doesn’t have the authority to tell a court that a federal law cannot be enforced,” Pence said.
He said that if the court rules in favor of the administration, the president would issue an executive order to reverse the ruling and allow the government to “protect the traditional definition” of marriage.
A majority of the justices voted for the court ruling in a 4-3 decision, but the decision could not be appealed to the Supreme Courts of the country, which means that the court will likely rule on the case again in the near future.
The ruling came just days after Pence and other members of the Trump Administration had taken a stand against the ruling on marriage equality, calling it “disgraceful” and saying it was “not the law of the land.”
In his press conference, Pence had told reporters that he believed the Supreme court ruling was “unconstitutional” and that they were going to continue to oppose it.
“If it goes the way that it does, then the court is going to rule on it again,” Pence told reporters.
Pence has said that marriage should remain between a “man and a wife,” but the U., S., and D are not the same.
He also said that the U has the “right to redefamp marriage.”
“In other words, the court has declared the definition of the word marriage is different from other words,” he added.
Pence’s press conference comes a day after Trump tweeted that he has “no problem with the courts ruling in favor” of the ruling, saying that it would be a “major victory for the people of our great country.”
Pence told the Associated Press that he had told the president he did not want the court overturning the ruling that he called “disgusting” and “dangerous.”
“I told him I do not want to see the court rule in favor because I do believe that that decision is unconstitutional and I don’t think the president is going the right way with that,” Pence recalled.
“So I told him, ‘We have a different position on marriage than the president does.'”
He added that he “thought it was very, very unfortunate that the Supreme of the united states, which is a judicial branch of government, was involved in this.”
Pence added that, despite what the president may think, “the court has made the correct ruling.”
He said he was also disappointed in the Supreme COURT ruling, but said that “if the court decides to take this case, the United states will respect that decision.”
Pence’s statement comes a few weeks after the president’s daughter Ivanka, and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, spoke out against the court decision, arguing that it violated the court rulings.
Conway also said in a tweet that “the Court has made a mistake, and they’re wrong.
But the president has always been clear on this: If Congress passes the right legislation, the federal government can’t enforce the law against states that don’t respect our marriage laws.”