“I promise you this: The only thing that will ‘confine’ the court’s holding is its sense of what it can get away with.”
If I’m asked back to WFIU for another year-in-review edition of “Noon Edition,” I’ll predict challenges to state constitutions that prohibit gay marriage in the coming year. Wednesday’s Supreme Court rulings only invite them.
And as a few weave their way through the judicial system, more Americans will discover family members they love and respect are gay. More faith communities will welcome gay and lesbian couples as members and bless their unions. More corporations will offer family health care benefits to gay and lesbian employees.
In a few short years, state legislatures will be prohibited from codifying inequality, I’ll tell Bob Zaltsberg.
I only hope I can say it so clearly.
Jeff Kovaleski is managing editor of the Kokomo Tribune. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @KTeditorjeff.