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The camel's nose...

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Feb 05, 2004

Food for thought:

The Massachusetts constitution expressly states that the courts should not be involved in marriage issues.

So how does a court now have the right to define marriage?

It turns out, we let the courts into the game years ago, when the legislature gave them power to handle issues involving divorce.

So if you're looking for the very first decline that signals the slippery slope, that might have been it.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: - Feb. 05, 2004 7:51 PM ET USA

    So when a Poligamist sues the Government for not allowing him to have multiple wives, what then???

  • Posted by: - Feb. 05, 2004 2:37 PM ET USA

    The Senate also, has solicited this ruling from the Court.