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Tony Perkins
Factbox: Reaction to U.S. Supreme Court move on gay marriage

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court sidestepped on Monday the issue of gay marriage, declining to hear appeals involving five states whose bans on same-sex weddings had earlier been overturned by regional federal appeals courts. Here are some quotes reacting to the high court's action. Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Family Research Council "Unfortunately, by failing to take up these marriage cases, the high court will allow rogue lower court judges who have ignored history and true legal precedent to silence the elected representatives of the people and the voice of the people themselves by overturning state provisions on marriage. ... This judicially led effort to...