Friends, the Supreme Court will be announcing its ruling this morning at 10 a.m. on two cases related to the definition and purpose marriage. The first of these cases involves DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, which President Clinton signed into law in 1996 after Congress had passed it with overwhelming bipartisan majorities. The second case deals with California’s Proposition 8, a 2008 state constitutional amendment in which the citizens of California voted to define marriage as the union between one man and one woman.
Here and here are helpful articles on how to prepare so that you can be ready to respond to today’s decision, and here is a great infographic produced by the Heritage Foundation that illustrates what is at stake.
Let’s all pray together and get ready to respond to whatever decision the Supreme Court makes today. St. Joseph, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Maximilian Kolbe, patron saints of families, pray for us! Mary, Seat of Wisdom, pray for us!