Big Florida Law Firm Predicts U.S. Supreme Court Will Approve Gay Marriage

Gay marriage sign protest. Photo by David Goegring.

 

One of Florida’s largest and most prestigious law firms is predicting the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will enshrine gay marriage as a constitutional right.

In a press release put out today, Greenspoon Marder Law (GML), one of Florida’s largest and most important law firms, says it’s “likely” SCOTUS “will reject same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional.”

“You can’t ‘unring’ the bell,” said GML attorney Myrna Maysonet. “The time is ripe both legally and socially for the Supreme Court to rule that the right to marry afforded by the Constitution extends to same sex-couples.”

“When one considers the decision at Windsor, followed by numerous cases since in federal court in which the right of same-sex couples to marry has been recognized time and again, a clear trend emerges,” said Mark Rabinowitz, Chair of the Family Law Group. “I believe existing laws prohibiting gay couples from marrying will be overturned by the highest court in the land.”

Although GML undeniably has a solid reputation throughout the region, there are good reasons to believe its lawyers’ analyses are biased. For instance, Ms. Maysonet, who was featured by GML in its initial press release, has donated thousands of dollars to Democrat candidates and leftist organizations since 2004. Maysonet even donated $1,000 to MoveOn.org in 2008.

New Revere Daily Press does not have an official position on gay marriage, but this writer believes the government should have absolutely NO role in marriage. Yes, courts need to make decisions when marriages fall apart or in contract disputes (as well as in other situations), but in general, the government should not be mandating who ought to be married and who ought not to be married. The personal relationships each individual has with others is a deeply personal matter, and there is not a single compelling reason the government should be involved in who Americans decide to commit themselves to.

Gay marriage sign protest. Photo by David Goegring.

 

Justin Haskins

Justin Haskins is a widely published writer and political commentator, the senior editor and founder of The Henry Dearborn Institute for Liberty, and the editorial director and research fellow at The Heartland Institute, a national free-market think tank. (His work here does not necessarily reflect the views of The Heartland Institute.). Follow him on Twitter @JustinTHaskins.
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