Chief Justice John Roberts on the Definition of Marriage

The institution developed to serve purposes that, by their nature, didn’t include homosexual couples.

-Chief Justice John Roberts on the historical development of the definition of marriage during Supreme Court hearings yesterday.

If you tell a child that somebody has to be their friend, I suppose you can force the child to say, ‘This is my friend.’ But it changes the definition of what it means to be a friend.

-Chief Justice Roberts responding to the argument that marriage means something and should be used to apply to same-sex couples.

Chief Justice John Roberts

The Supreme Court heard arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry (California’s Proposition 8 case) on Tuesday, March 27. Today the Supreme Court hears argument in United States v. Windsor regarding the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Adam Liptak, “Justices Say Time May Be Wrong for Gay Marriage Case,” The New York Times, March 26, 2013.

2 comments

    1. Mark, thanks for stopping by. It is interesting that you would call the chief justice of the Supreme Court of the United States a “silly man.” Would you care to elaborate on that? Rather than using an ad hominem attack, I would encourage you to express a reasoned argument for why you believe him to be “silly.” Looking forward to your response.

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