The Supreme Court and Marriage

Jim Daly | President, Focus on the Family | Monday, December 10, 2012

The Supreme Court and Marriage

Posted by Jim_Daly Dec 7, 2012

The Supreme Court’s decision today to determine whether the Constitution allows state and federal government to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman is a welcome development. supremecourt5.jpgWhen the executive branch of the government is no longer willing to defend its own law, the final arbiter must be the highest court in the land. The case will likely be heard in March or April with a decision due at the end of June.

Today’s announcement sets in motion a process that may conclude with one of the most momentous decisions ever rendered by the United States Supreme Court. Will the court affirm the basic design of the family that has stood throughout cultures worldwide for multiple millennia, or will it engage in a sweeping exercise of social reengineering with profound ramifications for this and future generations?

The justices and personnel involved deserve our prayers for wisdom and discernment.

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