Has Obama Given Up On One America?

A Federalist Approach To Gay Marriage May Be Fashionable. It’s Also Sad.

The main news event of today has clearly been the Supreme Court’s forceful Equal Protection decision in the DOMA case. Many view it as a prelude to a future decision declaring a national constitutional right to marry whomever you want. Last year, Zócalo’s editorial director, Andrés Martinez, penned an article arguing that the “privileges and immunities” of American citizenship shouldn’t be defined by the state you happen to live in.

The debate over gay marriage pits two visions of America against each other, and I worry that the least enlightened one, bolstered by President …