Is the Court Going to "Roe" Gay Marriage?
Hot Air is reporting that the Supreme Court is going to hear cases on gay marriage.
Oh my. This is big. The country has been arguing and battling this issue out state by state and now the Court might just swoop in and decide it all for us? I really hope not.
I wrote in October at The Register:
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. It's hard to know which case they might take on Justice Ruth Vader Ginsburg recently said she thought the court would consider same-sex marriage this term.Message to our black robed overlords: Don't do it. Not again. Let the people decide.
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.
I know what some might be thinking. The Supreme Court as currently constituted would never do that. Conservatives have a 5-4 majority. But is there anyone who actually knows how the Court will rule on anything. If Obamacare taught us anything, it's that nobody knows how the Court will rule.
Predicting court decisions is like predicting which direction a tornado will choose. Nobody knows. All we know is that previous ones have ruined a lot of people's lives.
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