“Supreme Court: Both sides in gay marriage debate voice optimism” | Christian Science Monitor on Yahoo News

Warren Richey at Christian Science Monitor on Yahoo News: The Supreme Court’s decision to take up appeals over DOMA and California’s Prop. 8 ban on gay marriage elicited positive reactions from advocates on both sides of the contentious issue . . . Jim Campbell, a lawyer with the conservative group, Alliance Defending Freedom, stressed that Americans have a right to preserve the traditional definition of marriage. He said the institution forms a “fundamental building block of civilization.” “Marriage between a man and a woman is a universal good that diverse cultures and faiths have honored throughout the history of Western civilization,” he said. “Marriage expresses the truth that men and women bring distinct, irreplaceable gifts to family life.”