Politics

Krauthammer: Gay marriage cases may presage ‘assault on religion’ [VIDEO]

Photo of Jeff Poor
Jeff Poor
Media Reporter

On this weekend’s broadcast of “Inside Washington,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said the two gay marriage cases currently before the Supreme Court could lead to an all-out assault on religion in the United States.

“It gets really sticky,” Krauthammer said. “If the court were to decide that to deny same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, then you got Georgetown University – a Jesuit university [that offers] married student housing. It’s a Catholic University. So [when] it says it’s only going to allow heterosexuals, it will get sued. This will become an assault on religion. And the religions, which I think are sincere in their beliefs, are going to be under assault and under attack.”

When NPR’s Nina Totenberg pointed out that same-sex marriage is already legal in the District of Columbia, where Georgetown is located, Krauthammer said the issue is truly national.

“It will be sued everywhere in the country if it’s declared to be a constitutional right, because it would imply who opposes it does it only out of bigotry [and] for no other reason,” Krauthammer added.

Follow Jeff on Twitter