No one knows exactly how the Supreme Court will rule in the two cases it heard arguments relating to marriage. But that doesn’t stop us all from speculating. Recently the USA Today ran an article with some of their thoughts on how the court will rule. In the article they said: “The consensus view: The justices will limit the expansion of gay marriage rights to California, with few if any implications for the rest of the country. Only on the Defense of Marriage Act, most agree, will the court strike a broad blow against discrimination by striking down the ban on federal benefits for married same-sex couples.”
I’ve heard this prediction from several sources. It is very possible that the court will decide to send the cases back to the states and refuse to enter a broad, sweeping ruling that blankets the entire country; as the court did in 1976 with the Roe decision. That would certainly be a victory in itself. The downside to this, unless the court says otherwise, is that the people of California that voted to uphold the traditional definition of marriage only to have their will usurped by state lawmakers lose. So rather than ignore that fact, I hope the court addresses the issue of lawmakers ignoring the will of the people when they vote. Then maybe the court could send the same message to my hoe state of Wet Virginia. Click here for original article.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.