- The Washington Times - Saturday, June 27, 2015

Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma said Friday that he has lots of friends in the gay community who thought the Supreme Court’s decision to allow same-sex marriages across all 50 states was a “bad decision.” 

“It’s a very liberal court, and we saw what happened last week,” Mr. Inhofe told the CBS-affiliated KOTV in Oklahoma on Friday, Buzzfeed News reported

“I’ve been disappointed, and I was not surprised. I thought they would rule the way they did,” Mr. Inhofe continued. “I know a lot of people, actually a lot of people who are friends of mine in the gay community, who also think it was a bad decision.” 

A statement released by Mr. Inhofe’s Senate office on Friday said he was “disappointed by today’s Supreme Court decision.” 

“It is unfortunate that the Court took it upon itself to decide for the people what was being appropriately debated and decided in the states through the democratic process,” the statement read. 

• Kellan Howell can be reached at khowell@washingtontimes.com.

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