Judges Would Never Interfere With State Marriage Law, They Said

Over at Bench Memos, Kathryn Jean Lopez links to a Maggie Gallagher column about the Nebraska ruling. She describes the way Democratic Senators responded to her testimony about defending marriage way back in 2003:

"Democratic senators in the room assumed a pose of powerful skepticism about the motives of those like us who supported a Marriage Protection Amendment. They pooh-poohed the idea there was any judicial threat to marriage. No court had then ruled in favor of gay marriage, they noted. Our fears of judicial re-invention were unwarranted, if not hysterical then basely political."