Check out Robert Reilly’s incisive analysis  on MercatorNet’s home page of a Virginia judge’s ruling that a ban on same-sex marriage violates the state constitution. Here are the opening paragraphs: 

Denial of reality on the marriage issue is becoming almost impermeable. Self-reinforcing decisions from one federal court to another are weaving together a skein of an alternate reality in which we will all soon be required to participate.

It just hit Virginia, where I reside. On February 13, US District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen chose to disenfranchise the citizens of the Commonwealth by voiding that part of our constitution and those laws that define marriage as between one man and one woman as unconstitutional.

Michael Cook

Michael Cook is the editor of MercatorNet. He lives in Sydney, Australia.