May 19, 2015
For the last 10 years, polls have indicated a steady increase in support of same-sex unions. In fact, The Wall Street Journal recently reported a March-February 2015 poll showing that 59 percent of Americans now support same-sex “marriages.” This means that, within just the last decade, the number of Americans no longer inclined to limit the definition of marriage to a man and a woman has nearly doubled.
In the same period of time, courts throughout the country have been handing down one judicial decision after another in favor of this popular trend for same-sex “marriages.” In the past two years alone, the courts have issued 65 rulings in favor of acknowledging same-sex unions as marriages. As a result, 72 percent of Americans now live in states where marriage has been redefined.
It is no surprise, therefore, that the national campaign to redefine marriage has reached the highest court of the land. The spotlight is now on the nine judges of the Supreme Court. Which way will they vote? What far-reaching decision will they issue? On May 1, Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune predicted a unanimous victory for same-sex unions. Clearly many, judges, legislators and citizens no longer hold to the definition of marriage that has shaped civilization since the days of Adam and Eve.
As Americans await a Supreme Court ruling on the definition of marriage, reporters routinely grill politicians running for the office of president about their views on same-sex marriage. Do they accept it? Would they attend a same-sex wedding? Many advocates of same-sex “marriages” are dragging into court those who refuse to provide services for such an occasion. Others are hurling charges of bigotry and hate speech against the defenders of marriage as an institution between a man and a woman.