The Supreme Court hearings on two cases involving same-sex marriage are at the top of the news-cycle right now, as the court could knock down the Defense of Marriage Act and uphold a lower court ruling that overturned Proposition 8 in California. David Lampo writes on TheBlaze.com contributors page that the decisions on these two cases could define the current court term:
A victory in one or both cases for those supporting same-sex marriage rights would add dramatic momentum to a movement that has already made enormous strides in the past several years. It was only four years ago, after all, that all public opinion polls showed a majority of voters (shrinking though it was) opposed to same-sex marriage. But three years ago, most polls began showing a flip to majority support for same-sex marriage, and it has continued to grow. A Washington Post/ABC News poll released earlier this month, for example, showed support has climbed to 58 percent (with just 36 percent opposed), a dramatic jump from just six months ago and a new high in support. Among Millennials (ages 18 to 29), however, support is even higher: 81 percent in the Washington Post poll. Even among Young Republicans, support for marriage is now over 50 percent, and Millennial evangelicals are not far behind.
The cases are being watched closely by the White House, as the administration formally urged the court to strike down key portions of the Defense of Marriage act last month. “Wilkow!” was joined Tuesday by S.E. Cupp of ‘Real News’ to discuss the cases on same-sex marriage before the court and political movement on the issue over the last few months.