The Supremes are going to the mat with gay marriage.
After all, it would be nice to get some consistency on same-sex marriage.
In some states same-sex marriages are kosher while in others there are so not kosher.
Right now same-sex married couples have to surrender their marriage licenses at state borders.
Their marital status depends on geography. And who knows geography anymore? I don’t even know where South Dakota is except for being below North Dakota.
Yep, we are the Land of Confusion.
But that could change next year.
The Supreme Court agreed today to take its first serious look at the issue of gay marriage, granting review of California’s ban on same-sex marriage and of a federal law that defines marriage as only the legal union of a man and a woman.
At the very least, the court will look at this question: When states choose to permit the marriages of same-sex couples, can the federal government refuse to recognize their validity?
But by also taking up the California case, the court could get to the more fundamental question of whether the states must permit marriages by gay people in the first place.
The cases probably will be argued in March, with decisions expected by late June.
The decisions could have a sweeping impact on the rights of same-sex couples to wed, obviously.
Granted, there could be chaos if the Supremes go weirdo liberal and decree that opposite-sex marriages are taboo.