Why Does the Supreme Court Get to Decide Marriage Laws?

Why Does the Supreme Court Get to Decide Marriage Laws?

Matt Baume, who has a knack for breaking down why things work they way they do, drops this short video explaining why the Supreme Court became the final answer on marriage equality.

From Baume:

Where does the Supreme Court get off deciding the definition of marriage? Well, it is kind of their job.

Look at it this way: Remember a few years ago when Pluto stopped being a regular planet and became a trans-Neptunian dwarf? That happened because astronomy experts decided there should be a change in the definition of “planet.” In the same way, the Supreme Court decided what the Constitution requires from the definition of “marriage.”