“The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” This quote is often credited to Mark Twain, but in the wake of the hoopla surrounding the decisions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court last Wednesday, the same could be said about marriage in the traditional sense: defined as between one man and one woman.
By now you have heard that the Supreme Court ruled last week on two important cases concerning same-sex “marriage.” The Court declared Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and decided that those who defended Proposition 8 did not have standing to do so, allowing the ruling from the San Francisco judge – striking down Prop 8 as unconstitutional – to remain in effect.
News traveled fast. Soon after the opinions were formally uttered inside the courthouse we were exposed to images of raised rainbow flags and staged displays of public affection on the steps outside it. Politicians lauded the opinions, as did media-types who abandoned all pretense of objectivity. But do these decisions really mark the end of marriage as we know it and as it has been known for thousands of years?
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Post by Nate Kellum