IT’S MORE THAN MARRIAGE: What’s really at risk if the Supreme Court redefines a millennia-old institution?
By the end of June, the United States Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, a case challenging the constitutionality of state laws that define marriage as between one man and one woman. Depending on the Court’s ruling, the case could have ramifications for the religious liberty and free speech rights of millions of Americans who hold the time-honored, millennia-old view that marriage is a sacred union between one man and one woman.
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, FREE SPEECH IN INCREASING DANGER
In a friend-of-the-court brief (amicus brief) filed in April on behalf of many prominent Christian leaders and organizations, Liberty Institute warned the Supreme Court about the danger to religious liberty posed by a ruling requiring nationwide recognition of same-sex marriage. In its opening summary, Liberty Institute’s brief noted that the government has already attempted to silence those who hold traditional beliefs about marriage . . .