Looking Ahead: Supreme Court to Issue Rulings Next Month on Prop 8/DOMA


Our Communications Director Thomas Peters is mentioned in this NBC News report on what to expect from the Supreme Court next month:

78433716The Supreme Court could issue a ruling on same-sex marriage as early as this Tuesday.

Whether the justices deliver a narrow ruling, a broad one - or none at all - they are unlikely to have the final word on this issue.

While the Supreme Court has been weighing two same-sex marriage cases that could become legal landmarks, the fiery national debate has shown no signs of dying down.

... A dozen states currently recognize same-sex unions, but 30 states have banned it.

Opponents of same-sex marriage believe time and numbers are on their side.

"We just want to make sure the Supreme Court doesn't cut the conversation short by issuing a sweeping ruling. We saw them do that before with the issue of abortion that didn't settle anything. Americans are fully capable of coming to their own conclusions and deciding marriage laws for themselves," Thomas Peters of National Organization for Marriage.

Here is the video:


  1. Pair0dox
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    "Opponents of same-sex marriage believe time and numbers are on their side."

    This is interesting, of course, because supporters of same sex marriage also believe this.

    What it really reflects is the fact that we each tend to overestimate the degree to which other people agree with our views... a well-documented psychological bias that affects everyone.

  2. B DeCicco
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    SCOTUS should not short-circuit this debate with a sweeping ruling: Agreed. It should be left to the states. Not everyone has jumped on the post-modern, secular, new world order band wagon.

  3. Posted May 29, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    I would ask the HRC (human rights campaign but not for all humans):

    When is "the tide" going to shift again, in reverse?

    The director say "the tide is shifting". . . Does he know tides come and go, regularly?

  4. Posted May 29, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    Pair0dox: You just explained your own bias.

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