“Marriage is a question for the States. That is why I have introduced legislation, S. 2024, to protect the authority of state legislatures to define marriage. And that is why, when Congress returns to session, I will be introducing a constitutional amendment to prevent the federal government or the courts from attacking or striking down state marriage laws.
Limiting the power of the judicial oligarchy is a very good idea. If anything, there should be more amendments like this to tell the courts that not only marriage, but also abortion, tax policy, environmental policy, education policy, immigration policy, and a range of other issues are not their business. The courts should be limited to ensuring that the laws passed by the people’s elected representatives or the people themselves are followed. The social justice activism of the courts out to be clipped in a lot of areas.
Unfortunately, this amendment is about five or ten years too late. And instead of being viewed in its proper role as a restraining order on a dangerously out of control judiciary, it will be demagogued as “anti-gay” or whatever. The left is manipulative and dishonest, and their voters are emotional and ill-informed.
This combination of manipulation and emotionalism has already decided that a piece of paper stamped by bureaucrat that “legitimizes” a relationship is more important than liberty.