Part of this is exciting… but for now it's mostly very disappointing.
The Supreme Court is likely going to review the country's laws regarding same-sex marriage, which is a good thing! But, we mean, it has to happen because the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit reversed ruling that struck down the ban on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. And that sucks.
Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton gave a 42-page opinion, basically stating that marriage is a state issue, not a federal issue. He added that in 1972, the Supreme Court ruled, "[it's the] right of the people of a state to define marriage as they see it."
So, with the various court circuits split, now the Supreme Court is almost guaranteed to review the issue!
Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey reinforced that idea with her 22-page dissent, stating:
"If we in the judiciary do not have the authority, and indeed the responsibility, to right fundamental wrongs left excused by a majority of the electorate, our whole intricate, constitutional system of checks and balances, as well as the oaths to which we swore, prove to be nothing but shams."
While the states having the power to do their own thing is great, this is definitely a matter for the Supreme Court to decide once again whether people will all be treated equally.
Ch-ch-check out more details on the latest ruling (below)!