Today the Supreme Court announced their decision: “The fourteenth amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State.” Thus the Court made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.
The decision is no surprise.
This link answers some questions about the Court’s decision—http://erlc.com/article/explainer-what-you-should-know-about-the-supreme-court-same-sex-marriage-ru
The bigger concern, in my opinion, is the way the Court went about reaching their decision. They apparently didn’t seek to discover the intent of the Constitution’s authors and signers, but read into it a “right” the framers never considered. So the door has been opened for nine unelected individuals to illegally “amend” the Constitution.
Eleven years ago John Piper preached a sermon that turns out to be prophetic. It’s worth watching and listening to or reading here—http://www.desiringgod.org/sermons/discerning-the-will-of-god-concerning-homosexuality-and-marriage.
This decision heightens the conflict between religious liberty and same-sex marriage. This link contains a press release two senators propose to protect that liberty. http://www.lee.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=e42a7e9d-294b-423e-ac90-208212c766d0
Finally, I can’t think of a better way to conclude this post than this encouraging, Bible-centered response to today’s Court-decision by Russell Moore. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/06/26/why-the-church-should-neither-cave-nor-panic-about-the-decision-on-gay-marriage/