The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of the appeal of a decision of a Federal Circuit Court allowing the States of Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky, not only to prevent same-sex marriages within their borders, but also to refuse to recognize marriages performed in states permitting same-sex marriages. As a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), along with Paul Smollar and Susan Friedman, I can only hope that the Supreme Court will agree with the sensible, practicable reasons stated by our organization in support of what Judge Anthony Scalia said in dissent when the Supreme Court struck down a portion of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act. Judge Scalia said, not happily, that the same constitutional principle established in the, now well-known, Windsor case, would require the result being supported by the AAML in its brief.
There were dire predictions that allowing same-sex marriage in the United States would be the ruin of family life in the country. Perhaps, because it is too busy with the White House’s foreign policy and Obamacare, not even Fox News is claiming that the rapid expansion of same-sex marriage is causing the country to fall apart. It took longer for automobile seat-belts to become standard than for America to generally accept same-sex marriage.
As members of the AAML, we are proud to be on the right side of history.