What Alito is saying is when you open the gate for redefining marriage, what's to say that future litigators won't attempt to broaden the definition further? It's a slippery slope...and a destructive one to the union of marriage, to the family, to society.
CNSNews: In the oral arguments presented [Tuesday] in the Supreme Court on the question of whether the U.S. Constitution guarantees two people of the same sex the right to marry one another, Justice Samuel Alito asked whether—if two of the same sex have a right to marry—why not four people of opposite sexes.Also, notice how Bonauto continues to mention the states stepping in, yet these same activists DENY the will of the people of the states that have already voted numerous times over the past decade against redefining marriage!
Roberts, Kennedy and Scalia pick up on that, pointing out how these few want the courts, not the people, to decide this.
CNSNews: In oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday about whether the Constitution’s 14th Amendment requires states to license homosexual marriages and recognize such marriages from states where they are legal, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy noted that the pro-gay marriage petitioners were asking the court to decide to fundamentally change the institution of marriage.And there's the kicker from Scalia: "But once again, that’s not the people deciding it."
In some of his remarks, Justice Antonin Scalia said the court ruling in favor of homosexual marriage would mean the courts, and not the American people, would have the definitive say on same-sex marriage.
Here's the crux of the problem, folks: Western society (first in 16th century Europe, then again in mid-20th century America) allowed a downgrade of this Holy Sacrament into a government institution for the purposes of keeping track of you & yours, as well as divvying up perks, and in doing so, opened the door for societal and spiritual degradation. It's time to return this sacrament to its rightful source...and that's not in Washington, D.C. among the Justices of an earthly Court.
Related links: Why is the state involved in marriage at all?
Taking Marriage Private