Here are more quotes from the November 6 majority ruling in the Sixth Circuit Appeals Court, which ruled 2-1 that the 32 million citizens of the four states in question (Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee) have the right by popular vote in their state constitutions to continue to define marriage as between one man and one woman. It includes well-reasoned commentary by Ryan Anderson of the Heritage Foundation with links to other articles.

The U.S. Supreme Court may ultimately rule on this issue, since several other appeals courts have ruled opposite to this one and the recent Puerto Rico ruling, which also ruled in favor of traditional marriage. The controversy continues: whether votes of the people and their elected leaders or rulings of appointed judges will ultimately prevail on this important constitutional issue. If the Supreme Court does rule on this case, it will probably be a 5-4 decision with Justice Kennedy casting the deciding vote.