No, a Sweeping Gay Marriage Ruling Won’t Trigger a Backlash

… For all the fervor around the issue, many supporters worry that a blanket declaration of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage would create a backlash, turning Americans against the cause. …

In fact, there is now a good deal of research on how the public reacts to Court decisions, and the evidence is mostly encouraging for those who favor same-sex marriage. [cont.]

David Fontana (GWU School of Law), The New Republic

See also: Court Decisions and Trends in Support for Same-Sex Marriage