On Gay Marriage, Americans Deserve Same Choice as Irish

05-24-15

Gay marriage advocates throughout the United States are celebrating the results of the Irish national referendum in which more than 60% of voters approved the legalization of same-sex marriage. At the same time, these advocates are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to create a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, a decision which would deprive American voters of precisely the same right exercised by Irish voters – the right to democratically determine the definition of marriage. Gay marriage advocates apparently fail to see the contradiction.