A pro-family attorney believes the U.S. Supreme Court crossed a line when it ruled on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.
“I think the debate should be not about the validity of marriage, but it ought to be about the validity of this particular decision by the high court,” says Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel.
Staver adds the high court “stepped across the line of legitimacy to illegitimacy with this decision,” and he claims the court’s decision on DOMA in particular was not “connected to the Constitution or to precedent.”
He says it also is contrary to the natural order of one man and one woman.
According to the Liberty Counsel founder, it is not the first time the Supreme Court has gotten it wrong and society reacted. He points to the ruling by the Supreme Court that slaves were only partially human. And now, in 2013, the court crossed the line in marriage decisions, he remarks.
“Certainly there is a point where everyone would agree that the Supreme Court can issue ridiculous decisions that have no validity, and I think this is one of those,” Staver tells OneNewsNow.
The attorney believes the nation needs to move forward with approval of a federal constitutional amendment to preserve marriage as one man and one woman. Legislation to accomplish that has been submitted in the House.