Thirty-two states have voted for constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. Unprecedented efforts by Catholic bishops and other religious leaders have sparked a national conversation on the importance of marriage and why it’s worth saving. The indefatigable National Organization for Marriage has done amazing work as well.
But after all this effort, I’m wondering if the Supreme Court might just “Roe” us on gay marriage? With two recent court rulings going against the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, it’s growing increasingly likely that the Supreme Court will take this issue on.
Justice Ruth Vader Ginsburg recently said she thought the court would consider same-sex marriage this term.
And that should concern us. In one ruling, nine justice in robes could overrule the will of thirty two states, never mind thousands of years of culture