Who should set policy on gay marriage — states or the Supreme Court?

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday about whether states have the power to ban same-sex marriage.

Chief Justice John Roberts, responding to a proponent of gay marriage, warned there would be "consequences" if the court were to prevent states from deciding the issue.

"People feel very differently about something if they have a chance to vote on it than if it's imposed on them by the courts," Roberts said.

Today's Question: Who should set policy on gay marriage -- states or the Supreme Court?

Before you keep reading ...

MPR News is made by Members. Gifts from individuals fuel the programs that you and your neighbors rely on. Donate today to power news, analysis, and community conversations for all.