Today’s news regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to grant certiorari to four marriage cases sets up the impending culmination to a decades-long cultural debate.
The outcome will either uphold a state’s right to define marriage or declare same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.
However, regardless of the outcome, today’s news fails to recognize, appreciate and honor a key truth. Marriage is an institution that historically and culturally has always brought the two unique and complementary parts of humanity together into a lifetime, cooperative partnership that establishes and maintains the family.
In fact, marriage predates both religion and law.
Ultimately, it’s not up to the Supreme Court to define marriage. Marriage is a universal institution with an already established, intrinsic meaning.
Nevertheless, I would urge those who support the traditional definition of one-man, one-woman marriage to please pray for wisdom and discernment for the nine justices who will be hearing the case and eventually rendering this momentous decision.