CNN [you know where to find it: Ed.] projects that an amendment to the Virginia Constitution defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman will pass.
Can the country really stand a state-by-state definition of marriage? I’d like to think so, on federalist principle. But marriage has a legal as well as a technical definition, and ultimately the future fight may well be over the right of couples in civil unions to not feel stigmatized by the offical withholding of the honorific “marriage.” Since such claims can ultimately only be resolved at the national level, or so we believe, my crystal ball saith the Supreme Court will ultimately be forced by the People to issue either one Smackdown or the Other.
Apologies to Paul. “Please don’t make me redundant!”