As the U.S. Senate debates the Marriage Protection Amendment, one of the arguments made by opponents of a constitutional amendment is that same-sex marriage should be legal because it is now “mainstream.” Well, a Constitutional Amendment is the consummate test of what is mainstream. In order to be adopted, an amendment must be approved by two-thirds of the elected officials in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and by majorities of the popularly elected representatives in the legislatures of three-fourths of the States. Any proposal that can meet that standard is as mainstream as it gets.
The truth is that advocates of same-sex marriage don’t want the “mainstream” to prevail, instead they have persistently sought to subvert the popular will through the usurpations of activist judges and renegade municipal officials. It is not animus against homosexuals, but these usurpations of power that motivate the push for a Marriage Protection Amendment to restore government by the will of the People.