The Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases that may settle the legal status of gay marriage in this country. The court will rule on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage in federal law as being between one man and one woman. It will also rule on Proposition 8, the referendum in which California voters rejected gay marriage, only to have the vote stricken down by a federal court.
What do you predict will happen?Our legal system has long been tinkering with what marriage is supposed to be. For example, the definition of marriage as a permanent, for-better-or-worse estate was changed by no-fault divorce laws, but I don’t recall anyone complaining much.