In last week’s blockbuster ruling, Murphy v. NCAA, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the 10th Amendment protects states from becoming puppets of the federal government. The Court said the federal government has no power to dictate to a state what statutes it must enact. While Murphy dealt with an exercise of power over the states by Congress, the constitutional principle also applies to the U.S. Supreme Court.
This is huge when it comes to same-sex “marriage,” because if the Supreme Court is going to now make marriage a federal right, it cannot require states, at their expense, to administer that right under state law. The Supreme Court may have unwittingly undermined its same-sex “marriage” decision, as it has no means by which to make the states, or even Congress, enforce it.
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