Senator Orrin Hatch predicts marriage equality will become "the law of the land"

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch predicted in a Wednesday radio interview that marriage equality will become "the law of the land," though he personally does not believe "that's the right way to go." Hatch's comments defending judges who have ruled in favor for marriage equality have been stirring up speculations about the slow but steady acceptance of marriage equality.

The Huffington Post reports:

"How do you blame the judge for deciding a case in accordance with what the Supreme Court has already articulated?" Hatch said.

Hatch also questioned whether judges should be able to tell states how to handle an important matter like marriage.

He said he believes nobody should suffer discrimination, and said religious people should try to understand other people's beliefs.

The former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee predicted the Supreme Court would take a gay marriage case in 2015.

"Sooner or later gay marriage is probably going to be approved by the Supreme Court of the United States, and certainly as the people in this country move toward it, especially young people," Hatch said. "I don't think that's the right way to go, on the other hand, I do accept whatever the courts have to say."

Read more at The Huffington Post.

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