Justice Samuel Alito during today's oral arguments:
Traditional marriage has been around for thousands of years. Same-sex marriage is very new. I think it was first adopted in The Netherlands in 2000. So there isn't a lot of data about its effect."
But now you want us to step in and render a decision based on an assessment of the effects of this institution, which is newer than even cell phones or the Internet? On a question like that, of such fundamental importance, why should it not be left for the people, either acting through initiatives and referendums or through their elected public officials?
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