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2015 Will Be A Turning Point for Traditional Marriage...

The Daily Signal Reports:

Despite rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 from the U.S. Supreme Court last year, traditional marriage supporters are looking ahead to 2015 as a crucial moment in the marriage debate.

Supreme Court justices met for the first time today to consider if they will hear any same-sex marriage cases during the 2014-15 term.

The court is faced with seven such lawsuits and has until January to decide whether to hear any of them.

Traditional marriage proponents agree: 2015 could be a defining moment in the debate.

The cases would ultimately decide whether same-sex marriage is legalized nationwide.

"This attack on marriage is an attack on the family, and it's designed to remove an impediment to government control of our lives," said John Eastman, a law professor who is chairman of the National Organization for Marriage. "We have got to stand and fight."

Referring to Justice Antonin Scalia's dissent in last year's landmark case United States v. Windsor, which ruled one section of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, Eastman issued a call to action to those who support marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

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Photo: Lauren Victoria Burke/Newscom