“This is a travesty of justice and it undermines the legitimacy of the judiciary. When judges find that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, it’s absolutely absurd. This is, I think, an illustration of why the judiciary has lost the confidence of the American people. If you look at ideology, pushed by this particular panel, obviously that’s what this panel did: they looked at their own ideological bias, their radical positions, not the Constitution itself. And when they did that, it undermined their own legitimacy and I think this is the unraveling of the actual judiciary. It is the very seeds, as Thomas Jefferson said, of tyranny.” – Mat Staver, head of Liberty Counsel.