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Idaho citizens and their lawmakers will fight to defend it, she said, because they understand the right to self-governance as well as the importance of traditional marriage, states’ rights and religious liberties.

Gallup may show Ms. Lynde in the minority, but other polls say she has lots of company.

A recent Politico poll of 867 likely voters in this year’s political battleground states found that 52 percent oppose same-sex marriage. A poll this year of 801 Republican and Republican-leaning voters by the Family Research Council and American Values found that 82 percent believe marriage should be defined “only” as a union between a man and a woman. A March poll by Rasmussen found an even split, with 43 percent of 1,000 likely voters in support of same-sex marriage and 43 percent against it.

“Americans are starting to realize that marriage is about a whole lot more than two people who love each other. It’s about conscience rights and religious liberty,” said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, citing public outcries over people losing their jobs or livelihoods because they didn’t support same-sex marriage.

Hundreds of busloads of people who want to keep marriage a man-woman union are expected to attend the March for Marriage on Capitol Hill on June 19. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will address the event, which will start near the west side of the Capitol and end at the Supreme Court. The event’s similarity with the annual March for Life in January is not accidental.

“It’s 1972 for marriage,” said National Organization for Marriage President Brian S. Brown, referring to the year before the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide in Roe v. Wade.

As for the arguments, many legal scholars agree with the rulings in support of same-sex marriage.

Federal judges “seem to be coalescing around a view that these laws are facially unconstitutional,” George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley wrote after last week’s rulings.

Ms. Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network is among those who are not convinced the lower courts have it right.

The core questions are “What does the U.S. Constitution say?” and “What does the U.S. Constitution require?” Ms. Severino said.

Voters may want — and choose — to enact same-sex marriage, but having a court rule it mandatory is a different question, she said. “I think that to argue that the Constitution requires something that until the last decade or so has been completely unheard of in the history of humanity is really a stretch.”