They told us that the Supreme Court’s DOMA decision meant that government would be “out of marriage” and that the States would have the right to decide the marriage issue for themselves. They told us that the decision was a great victory for Federalism and States rights. They told us not to worry, because the decision wouldn’t affect us; turns out they were wrong:
“HARRISBURG, Pa. (TheBlaze/AP) — The battle over gay marriage forges on. Civil rights lawyers said they filed the first known legal challenge Tuesday…seeking to overturn a state law effectively banning same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania, the only northeastern state that doesn’t allow it or civil unions. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Harrisburg, also will ask a federal judge to prevent state officials from stopping gay couples from getting married…They expect the suit could ultimately arrive with similar cases from other states at the U.S. Supreme Court, which has not ruled on the core question of whether it is unconstitutional to deny same-sex couples the right to marry.” (1)
Well now, who could have told you this would happen? In fact, who DID tell you this would happen? Oh yeah, it was us Conservatives who warned you about what was coming next (For the Bottom Line’s analysis on the DOMA ruling, click here). We Conservatives were very clear that if DOMA was ruled against, this would not be the end of the battle; we predicted that Gay Rights Activists would return to Federal Courts to try and get their perversion of marriage accepted, and that is exactly what they are doing.
Now I will be fair here, this lawsuit was in the works since before the DOMA decision came down (its been in the works since January), however, the ACLU’s legal director in Penn. said:
“the nation’s changing laws…made it the right time to challenge the law… “;
Having heard this rational, we can predict with certainty that the DOMA decision will be used as precedent and evidence in the ACLU’s case against the Pennsylvania law, and others like it. It is quite clear; with key parts of DOMA having been struck down, the next step is to attack State laws that protect the institution of Traditional Marriage…Some victory for Federalism huh?