The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to issue its opinion concerning the legal definition of marriage in the case of Bourke v. Beshear. It was an honor for the First Principles’ legal team to contribute decades of research and experience to an amicus brief filed in on behalf of 106 members of the Kentucky General Assembly.. The brief submitted to the Court represents 77 percent of Kentucky’s legislators and sets forth the legal argument that the Commonwealth of Kentucky retains the sovereign power under the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to continue to define marriage as exclusively a union between one man and one woman.
In the coming days, as draft opinions are finalized and circulated at the supreme Court, one or more justices may still switch sides and perhaps a draft opinion originally written as a dissent may ultimately become the majority opinion. So we continue to pray. But as we pray, may we pray not just for the supreme Court Justices and their law clerks, but also for the church and our pastors and other leaders, for wisdom and courage now and in the days following the Court’s decision.
Since Kentuckians must now look to nine appointed and unelected justices for their opinion as to the definition of marriage, after Kentucky’s Executive, Judicial, Legislative and the People via the ballot have all confirmed the Biblical definition of marriage, demands all go before the Lord on our knees and pray His will be done and ask for His mercy and His continued Providential hand upon our state and nation.
Colonel Ronald D. Ray