Conservative commentator George Will
notes that recent ballot box victories could impact the Supreme Court
on gay marriage.
Those November 6 victories include
voters in three states – Maryland, Washington state and Maine –
legalizing marriage equality and Minnesotans rejecting an effort to
The Supreme Court on Friday announced
it would hear two cases related to marriage equality: a case
challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and another
challenging Proposition 8, California's 2008 voter-approved
constitutional amendment banning gay nuptials.
Would increasing support for such
unions impact the court's decision?
“This decision by the Supreme Court
came 31 days after an election day in which 3 states for the first
time endorsed same-sex marriage at the ballot box – never happened
before,” Will said on ABC's This Week.
Those victories “could make them say
it's not necessary for us to go here.”
“On the other hand, they could say
it's now safe to look at this because there is something like an
“Quite literally, the opposition to
gay marriage is dying – it's old people,” he added. (The video
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