According to the Economist (October 7, 2014 article entitled Why did they take a pass?), “Never has a US Supreme Court decision not to hear a case had such a quick and profound impact on the rights of so many Americans. By refusing today to grant any of the seven petitions challenging three pro-gay marriage decisions by federal appellate courts, the justices cleared the way for same-sex nuptials in Virginia, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Utah, bringing the number of states waving a rainbow flag to 24, plus the District of Columbia.”
The Supreme Court’s decision resulted in universal rejoicing in the gay community and its supporters. Many marched in the streets waving rainbow flags and celebrating the fact that the so-called gay unions can now be state sanctioned marriages.
One day after the Supreme Court’s “non-decision,” the 9th circuit court struck down Nevada’s ban on gay marriages. Many are alarmed by “judicial activism” of the court. Janie Hansen, state president of Nevada Families for Freedom, who helped lead the push in 2000 and 2002 to pass the gay marriage ban, decried the court’s decision. Hansen noted that Nevada’s constitutional amendment upholding traditional marriage between a man and a woman was overwhelmingly approved by 70% of voters in both years.
“This is a very dark day for our children and grandchildren who will live in a corrupt society which has rejected the importance of family values,” she said. “Now by judicial activism, the will of the people is overturned by un-elected, unaccountable federal judges,” she said. “We are no longer a republic having lost our rights as ‘we the people’ to the dictatorial judiciary.”
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves…, unholy, without natural affection…” 2 Timothy 3.1-3.