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Thomas Peters on CBN: "Marriage Will Have a Good Day at the Supreme Court"

 

NOM's Thomas Peters discusses the likelihood of the Supreme Court taking up the DOMA and Prop 8 cases and the consequences to marriage if it chooses not to take them up:

He points out: "Just [this week], a federal judge in Nevada pointed out that those state victories for gay marriage show that states have a right to figure out this question for themselves and that we don't the Supreme Court to introduce any new fundamental rights into the Constitution including the absurd right to same-sex marriage. We think that when all is said and done marriage will have a good day at the Supreme Court and that's why we're looking forward to the court taking up both of theses cases."

5 Comments

  1. Zack
    Posted December 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    I'm confident but skeptical that the Supreme Court will uphold Marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Why skeptical? Look no further than the Obamacare ruling where John Roberts completely re-wrote the whole law when he could have struck it down.

  2. Ash
    Posted December 4, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    @Zack, Roberts upheld the law for the same reason the court will uphold DOMA: elections have consequences, and it's not the court's place to shield the people from the decisions of their representatives. Laws of Congress--including ones like Obamacare--generally deserve automatic deference from the court.

  3. Zack
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    @Ash

    I'm not disagreeing, but that doesn't excuse the court not doing its job...or atleast not doing it properly I should say in regards to the Commerce Clause.

  4. Clifford E Ball Sr
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Marriage is between one man and one woman. However, I would not be too surprised if the unelected judges on the supreme court voted against marriage as between one man and one woman.

  5. Larry Good
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    I am hopeful that the Supreme Court will uphold Prop 8, but after Roberts' inexplicable interpretation of "penalty" (as described in Obamacare and its defense by DoJ before the Court) as a 'tax', and therefore constutional as not only not a violation of the Commerce Clause, but within Congress' ability to tax, nothing can be taken for granted.