The issue of gay marriage is hurtling toward a Supreme Court date this month, and activists on both sides are fearing â€” or hoping for â€” another Roe v. Wade-type decision.
The 1973 Roe decision â€” which the justices hoped would settle the legal question on abortion once and for all â€” instead spawned a political and cultural clash that is still raging. Many traditional-values advocates are predicting a similar divisive scenario if the high court overrides laws approved by legislatures and voters in dozens of states defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
If the Supreme Court â€œmandates genderless marriage, the resulting social divisions and political contentions will probably equal â€” and may surpass â€” those resulting from Roe v. Wade,â€ Nevada lawyer Monte Stewart and the Coalition for Marriage said in a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Californiaâ€™s voter-approved Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), both of which take a stand against same-sex marriage.
â€œIt is not an exaggeration to call the [Proposition 8 case] Hollingsworth v. Perry the â€˜Roe v. Wade for marriage,â€™â€ said Ron Prentice, chief executive of the California Family Council.
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