what an obviously preferential process within which to resolve the same sex marriage question. Hopefully, this Court will not make the same mistake here as with Roe v. Wade by completely cutting off the very productive national debate now underway on this issue, which would inflame the losers and further poison the body politic which has never been the same since Roe. Thankfully, I heard encouraging remarks and questions during oral arguments from several of the Justices. For me, this issue is much different from the abortion issue, which is about who is and who isn’t a human being with the unalienable right to life guaranteed by the state. Legal questions just don’t get any bigger than that. Long time Pilgrim readers know that I have a clear preference as to the outcome of the marriage conflict, but it is more important that it be determined through the democratic process, even if this happens on a state by state basis.