The great debate over marriage still has a long way to go.
The conviction of a gay couple for trafficking their surrogate baby and using him to make paedophile pornography ought to provoke questions about the wisdom of same-sex adoption and marriage.
So did the Supreme Court get in right? And where to from here for marriage in the US?
The long-awaited rulings by the US Supreme Court relating on two marriage cases have finally been set down.
Last week in the US we saw two anomalies: respectful, reasoned debates on marriage.
Against the background rhetoric of "inevitability" and "times are changing" the US Republican Party has recently reaffirmed its support for the traditional definition of marriage.
The homosexual son of Congressman Matt Salmon, a pro-marriage Republican from Arizona, has spoken out in defence of his dad's opposition to same-sex marriage.
Because homosexuals are discriminated against and are a “politically weakened minority”, a divided federal appeals court in New York ruled yesterday that the US Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional.