The U.S. Supreme Court recently chose not to deal with the same-sex marriage issue. Lower courts have ruled one way or the other as to the constitutionality of such marriages. You have probably noticed in some of these public discussions aired on television that both sides present their points of view in an understandable and convincing manner. The decisions (rulings) pertaining to this issue presently in effect are based solely on the decision of jurisdictional courts throughout our nation.
The issue has never come to a vote via a ballot cast by individual voters. Why shouldn't eligible voters be given an opportunity to express their views, at least on a state-by-state referendum? It is presumptuous of the lower courts to make decisions without the benefit of a referendum. The issue is just too important to permit individual judges to make the decision for us.