SCOTUS Hearings On Marriage: March 2013

Supreme CourtOn March 26, SCOTUS heard arguments on California’s Propo- sition 8, Dennis Hollingsworth, et al., v. Kristin M. Perry, et al. (12-144), and on March 27, it heard arguments on Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), United States v. Edith Schlain Windsor, In Her Capacity as Executor of the Estate of Thea Clara Spyer, et al. (12-307). If you’re not familiar with the issues at stake, John C. Eastman has written a legal memorandum for The Heritage Foundation on the two cases in The Constitutionality of Traditional Marriage. Here are my posts on the hearings:

SCOTUS Hearings

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Posts on What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense by Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson, and Robert George are found at the Marriage sub-page, What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense

Additional Reading:

George, Robert, Girgis, Sherif and Anderson, Ryan T., Amici Curiae Brief of Robert P. George, Sherif Girgis, and Ryan T. Anderson in Support of Hollingsworth and Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group Addressing the Merits and Supporting Reversal (January 29, 2013). Available at SSRN: or

Pray for God’s mercy and help.

The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord;
He turns it wherever He wishes.
Proverbs 21:1
Then the people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a fast and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least of them. When the word reached the king of Nineveh, he arose from his throne, laid aside his robe from him, covered himself with sackcloth and sat on the ashes. He issued a proclamation and it said, “In Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles: Do not let man, beast, herd, or flock taste a thing. Do not let them eat or drink water. But both man and beast must be covered with sackcloth; and let men call on God earnestly that each may turn from his wicked way and from the violence which is in his hands. Who knows, God may turn and relent and withdraw His burning anger so that we will not perish.”
When God saw their deeds, that they turned from their wicked way, then God relented concerning the calamity which He had declared He would bring upon them. And He did not do it.
Jonah 3:5–10

Wedding Rings, Jeff Belmonte: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic.

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