Focus on the Family President Jim Daly Responds to Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear Marriage Cases

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.