The Supreme Court recently granted review of two lower-court decisions that were hostile to the core male-female nature of marriage. The future of marriage in this country is at stake in these cases. And so, ultimately, are the rights of faithful Catholics to participate fully in public life.
One case (United States v. Windsor) involves the federal Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA was adopted by overwhelming majorities in both houses of Congress — with votes from many supporters of homosexual rights, like then-Sen. Joe Biden — and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. For purposes of provisions of federal law only (such as those governing health benefits for federal...READ MORE