Solving Gay Marriage Once and For All?
Today it was announced that the Supreme Court will hear a combination of the Prop 8 case and the DOMA case at the same time. This means that the court will likely solve the federal gay marriage question once and for all. They will either decide that states can or cannot define marriage as solely between a man and a woman. If the court decides that states cannot define marriage, then gay marriage will effectively need to become legal nationwide. If the court decides that states can define marriage, then the debate will still be on a state-by-state basis, but never again will it be a federal issue. I, for one, am glad. Machiavelli taught that if you must do something evil, it is better to get it all done with in once fell swoop than to stretch the actions out over a long period of time. Maybe it will be better for the nation to just get this issue out of the way. Of course, I hope that the Court affirms the right of states to define marriage.