Archdiocese of Cincinnati spokesman Dan Andriacco on the US Supreme Court’s overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act earlier today:

“Obviously we in the archdiocese and the bishops of the United States were hoping both cases would go the other way,” Andriacco said. “At this point however, it appears nothing in today’s actions nullifies the actions of Ohio and a number of other states in preserving traditional marriage. That is a very positive aspect of today’s developments. We’d really have to study the decisions further to understand the full implications but that’s the initial appearance of what happened today.”

“The Catholic Church’s interest in this issue is not to enshrine in law our own definition of marriage but to preserve the definition and understanding of marriage that everyone has held for thousands of years until just recent decades,” Andriacco said. “That has worked very well for the good of society.”