However, Rev. Bill Banuchi, executive director of the New York state chapter of the Christian Coalition, told Cybercast News Service he believes the decision "is restoring sanity to our judicial system.
We are pleasantly surprised to see that they came down preserving the traditional definition of marriage."
"There is no question that the popular opinion is a rejection of same-sex marriage," Banuchi
said."There are amendments in 19 or 20 states now where the people themselves have rejected same-sex marriage.
"In a sense, this is a reflection of not only the integrity of our constitution, but also a reflection of the will of the people and a sign to let the judicial activists know that they do not have the authority -- and the people will not allow them -- to change the intent and the definitions of the words contained in our constitution," he
agreed with Trachtman on one item, that the debate over same-sex marriage will continue for some time to come.
"The only real solution will be a federal marriage amendment because we believe there are forces that will not stop as long as there is any chance for them to advance their agenda," Banuchi
stated."That's why we are pushing, not only on a state level, but also for a federal marriage amendment."
"You can't have 50 different states with 50 different definitions of marriage," he