This can happen only in America. A court ruling against its own people. It overturned the refrendum of the people and representative of the people of the state for a ban on gay marriage. This precisely why American style democracy, inspite of best of effort in recent years, is unattractive in other parts of the world. If democracy leads to moral bankcruptcy, people are less drawn to it.
The court argument is convoluted too! They called it natural right. Are they basing it on the statement in Declaration of Independance – “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men were created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” This is not comparable to human right or civil right. Neither it is akin to ban on interracial marriage.
We must recognize the vital role of the family in building a healthy society and nation. Family is the most fundamental block of the society. When the basic unit gets weak or distorted, so will the nation soon be. There are enough lesson to learn in history from other leading civilizations. The heterosexual family needed to be protected and defended in the law, because it provided crucial benefits for the well-being of family, society and nation.
This high handedness of the court is self destructive for the society in the long run. People get disillusioned if their votes matter at all. A small group of people will continue to exert their influence on the entire country. Social instability will begins to reflect on social tension and economic outputs.