Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage is nothing if not an eternal optimist. He’s sure that the Supreme Court is going to rule against marriage equality, but if they don’t do that he says they’ll just go ahead and pass the Federal Marriage Amendment to the constitution. This is from the Steve Deace show:
I think we’re going to win these cases. But say the worst happens and we lose in a broad way – that means that the Court somehow does a Roe, a Roe v. Wade, on marriage and says that all these state constitutional amendments are overturned, gay marriage is now a constitutional right – well, we’re going to press forward on a Federal Marriage Amendment. We’ve always supported a Federal Marriage Amendment, and there’s a lot of misconceptions about it. Some people try and argue, ‘Well, this is against federalism.’ No, our founders gave us a system where we can amend the Constitution. We shouldn’t have to do this, we shouldn’t have to worry about activist judges, you know, making up out of thin air a constitutional right that obviously none of our founders found there and no one found there until quite recently. But if we do, for us, the Federal Marriage Amendment is a way that people can stand up and say, ‘Enough is enough.’ We need a solution in this country, we cannot be, as Lincoln said, half slave, half free. We can’t have a country on key moral questions where we’re just, where we don’t have a solution. And if the Court forces a solution, the way we’ll amend that is through the Federal Marriage Amendment.
Yeah, good luck with that. They couldn’t pass that through Congress multiple times when the Republicans were in control and public opinion was hugely opposed to marriage equality. There isn’t a chance in hell it’s going to pass now, with a majority now supporting equality and the Democrats in charge of the Senate and the White House. You’ll be eating an omelette made from unicorn eggs before that happens.