By Mark Abrams
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Catholic League, a New York-based staunch national opponent of gay marriage, says today’s US Supreme Court decisions affirming same-sex marriage (see related story) are disappointing but not a total victory for the gay community.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Stormy Evening Brings In Seasonal Temperatures For Early Next Week
William Donahue, president of the Catholic League, says the court did not set a standard of national recognition for the gay community and marriage.
“While they didn’t get everything they wanted today, certainly the court moved the ball closer to what they want, as opposed to people like myself who think that marriage should be between a man and a woman,” Donahue tells KYW Newsradio.READ MORE: Inaugural Penn Relays 5K Underway At Penn Park
Donahue says the court’s ruling technically covers only those states that legally recognize same-sex marriage, noting there are 38 states that do not allow or recognize such marriages.
Donahue says the challenge now for his group is to get some uniformity. The way to achieve that, he says, is a constitutional amendment recognizing marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
But he acknowledges it’s going to be a tough fight because the gay community will use the ruling to press for expansion of gay marriage in the states.MORE NEWS: Woman Raped On El Train In Upper Darby While Others Stood Around And 'Did Nothing,' Police Say