Unelected Supreme Court Shouldn't Impose Gay Marriage by Fiat
Don't make the same antidemocratic mistake as the infamous Roe v. Wade decision
March 26, 2013
The Supreme Court should respect the constitutional authority of the American people to determine marriage policy by affirming the Defense of Marriage Act. Forty years ago, the Supreme Court imposed abortion by judicial fiat in the infamous Roe v. Wade and made things much worse, instead of allowing the American people to debate and come to a consensus on such an important issue. The same is true for marriage. If same-sex "marriage" supporters want to overturn DOMA, as the law is known, let them lobby their elected officials, and they can do so. But for nine unelected judges to decide the matter for the entire nation is contrary to the balance of power envisioned by our Founding Fathers.
The task for us is to continue explaining the reasons why defining marriage as between a man and a woman is the right public policy, as society's least restrictive means to ensure the well-being of children. To deny as a matter of policy the ideal that a child needs a mom and a dad places the desires of adults over the needs of children and rejects the latest and most comprehensive research continuing to confirm what social science has shown for decades: children do better when raised by a mother and father.