Great Catholic commentary on today’s decision. Especially important is the fact that the gulf between what the Church knows is marriage and what the legal establishment claims is marriage has just grown (much) wider. It is likely to grow even wider in the future.
I also think that it is a matter of time before state power will be applied to try to force Churches to subscribe to the new definition of marriage, but I sincerely hope I’m wrong.
So, the US Supreme Court, relying on what Justice Scalia has called “the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie”, has ruled that two persons of the same sex can marry. The only relationship on earth limited to two people of the opposite sex has been gutted of its core identity by our highest judicial body. Words fail. Of course, the Court has not yet reached the end of its marriage line, for yet to come are “marriages” between siblings, parents and children, groups of people, and so on, but come they will, for the corner was turned today, much like the corner was turned on abortion back in 1973—in another ruling never righted. The Court might, of course, from time to time, get some other cases correct, but it clearly cannot be relied upon as a repository of judicial, or even logical, good sense in tumultuous times. The loss is…
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