THE SUPREME COURT STRUGGLED TUESDAY WITH WHETHER THEY SHOULD FORCE STATES TO RECOGNIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGES, WITH JUSTICES WHOSE VIEWS COULD DETERMINE THE OUTCOME OF THAT CHALLENGE SUGGESTING THEY WERE RELUCTANT TO UPEND SUCH A LONG-ESTABLISHED INSTITUTION. Do you think that even for a moment, in your wildest dreams, that the current race riots in Baltimore “just happened” out of the blue? Do you want to know why they are happening right now? Because today, the US Supreme Court begins hearings on deciding if same-sex marriage will become legal in all 50 states.

You didn’t know that, did you? Of course not. The media is trumpeting nothing but race riots and burning buildings, with the sole purpose of keeping your attention away from the real issue being decided right now in Washington. “The word that keeps coming back to me is ‘millennia,’” Justice Anthony Kennedy, who often casts the deciding vote in an ideologically divided court, said in the first moments of oral arguments in a landmark challenge to state laws prohibiting same-sex marriages. “This definition has been with us for millennia. It’s very difficult for the court to say, oh well, we know better.” MORE