To come to its decision today the Supreme Court needed only to accept that single federal judges cannot, without any oversight, upend the marriage system of a state in a matter of hours. The Tenth Circuit will now decide the case in an expedited process but with the knowledge that the Supreme Court has reserved the final word on the issue for itself.
It’s a modest step towards sanity but one for which the people of Utah are grateful.
William C. Duncan is the director of the Marriage Law Foundation and director of Sutherland’s Center for Family and Society.
This blog post was also published here at National Review.
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