One of the concerns on the part of traditional marriage supporters in the wake of the Supreme Court decision against DOMA was that activist judges would use the decision to tread on existing state DOMA laws. Evidently that was a legitimate fear. Already in several states, Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania to name a few, judges and other state legal minds are stretching the ruling beyond legal borders. A recent article says:
“Just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of a federal law that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman, judges in lower courts are citing and even building on the ruling in battles over state laws concerning same-sex marriage and other issues affecting gays and lesbians.” The outcome remains to be seen, but it is a certainty that the marriage debate is just beginning.” 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.