Marriage licenses are the purview of the States. However, the Supreme Court ruling Friday overturned the constitutions of thirty states and imposed its will on all fifty. This is yet another huge precedent for overruling state law.
So is a marriage amendment proposed by either Congress or the States using Article V of the U.S. Constitution, as one candidate has suggested, the answer? Not likely. More and more Americans are realizing that using the force of the federal government is too big of a hammer, and in fact only serves to consolidate power further in Washington. Amendments should limit the power of the federal government, not expand it. Continue reading Is a Marriage Amendment the Answer?