On democracy and the institution of marriage

“The culture war will never end if judges invalidate the choices of voters.”

So begins a Wall Street Journal column by Professor Robert P. George, entitled “Gay Marriage, Democracy and the Courts.”

In his column, George makes an excellent case for the success of the democratic process in the marriage debate drawing on both history and current events in the legislative and judicial realms in the U.S.

We are in the midst of a showdown over the legal definition of marriage. Though some state courts have interfered, the battle is mainly being fought in referenda around the country, where “same-sex marriage” has uniformly been rejected, and in legislatures, where some states have adopted it. It’s a raucous battle, but democracy is working.

Read the entire column here.