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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

DIAZ: Same-sex marriage in the dock - Washington Times

DIAZ: Same-sex marriage in the dock - Washington Times

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will commence its two-day consideration of oral arguments in the cases challenging the people’s right to define marriage as it has always been: the union between one man and one woman. Marriage supporters will also gather today for a march from the Mall to the Supreme Court to celebrate marriage and send one message to the justices: We do not need another Roe v. Wade.
Forty years ago, the nation was having a healthy, robust debate about the beginning of life and abortion when the Supreme Court decided to play judicial despots and cut short the process envisioned by our Founding Fathers to invent a new constitutional right to abortion. That dark day, a 7-2 majority of the nine men in black robes decided for the entire country the fate of more than 50 million unborn lives lost through abortion to date and countless women scarred physically, emotionally and spiritually by their “choice.” The American people were robbed by the Supreme Court of the ability to struggle and come up with the best solution to address the concerns of all its citizens.
Few would debate — even among “pro-choice” legal scholars — that the infamous Roe decision is one of the worst tragedies in modern American jurisprudence.
Now once again, the justices stand before that same mountain. The marriage cases before them offer the same allure to “bring progress.” Or, as the other side continues to advertise, the court can be “on the right side of history.” The reality is that these cases should be very simple for them. They should show the judicial restraint envisioned by our Constitution and, having learned from the mistakes of the past, they should allow the American people to continue to struggle and reach consensus on the issue of homosexual “marriage.”
Those who support the biblical model of marriage indeed want the debate. That is the only thing we are asking of the court. Yet radical homosexual marriage supporters are asking the court to once again interject itself into the debate and cut it short. They want the nine justices to impose their will on the entire country by judicial fiat.
The justices should refuse.

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