The United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments on two cases related to same-sex marriage this week. The first, today, concerns the constitutionality of California’s gay marriage ban. The second, scheduled for tomorrow, is about the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Many Texans are, no doubt, keeping a close eye on developments in Washington. Texas’s statewide leaders oppose marriage equality. “Marriage is God’s law that man applied and adopted here in Texas and the United States, and man cannot rewrite God’s law,” Attorney General Greg Abbott said yesterday. Polls show that a majority of Texans, however, support legal recognition for same-sex couples. And a Court ruling might be the easiest way to achieve that.
As with many Supreme Court cases, that is, the scope of the ruling might turn out to be just as relevant as