Many judges have essentially ruled that it's illegal for states to outlaw gay marriage so now the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is asking the Supreme Court to rule on whether states can declare that marriage is between a man and a woman.
It's not about deciding what marriage means per se, it's really about whether states can decided differently.
The Mormon church and four religious organizations are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene and settle once and for all the question of whether states can outlaw gay marriage. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a statement Friday said it joined a friend-of-the-court brief asking the high court to hear Utah’s marriage case.Also taking part in the filing were the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Ethics & Religious Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.Each teaches that marriage is between a man and a woman.I'm betting the high court will absolutely punt on this and just let liberal judges in each state to declare that gay marriage is a civil right.
Of course, this leads to the question over whether the state has any right to define marriage at all but they're going to likely ignore that until gay marriage is the law of the land. And then polygamy cases will really start up. Repeat.