By Emily Kreps
A well-written column written by our friends at Family Research Council:
To the casual observer, the Supreme Court seems to have given its stamp of approval to same-sex marriage, and both Congress and the states have been trumped in the matter. The casual observer would be wrong, though.
Setting marriage law and policy remains the prerogative of each state. Despite the recent Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Windsor striking down a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, states can pass laws or amend their constitutions to protect the historical understanding of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, or they can change it.
Marriage redefinition is not imminent. It is not a done deal. Marriage, in 33 states, is defined as between one man and one woman only. Pennsylvania’s law still holds marriage between one man and one woman only.
Please pray for the pending lawsuits seeking to overturn Pennsylvania’s defense of marriage law. We at Pennsylvania Family Institute will continue working to defend marriage in the courts and the legislature.