- The Washington Times - Friday, March 29, 2013

Conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has some words of defeat for traditionalists who are holding out hope in the Supreme Court to issue a clear-cut ruling on marriage as between a man and a woman: Let it go.

No matter what the Supreme Court does, legalization of same-sex marriage in this country is “inevitable,” he said, during his Thursday broadcast.

“The issue is lost,” he said. “I don’t care what the Supreme Court does. This is inevitable. And it’s inevitable because we lost the language on this.”

His statements come as the Supreme Court just heard two separate cases on gay marriage — one, involving a California vote to deny gays the right to marry in the state, called Proposition 8, and the other, a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA denies gay couples who work for the federal government the right to marry.

“As far as I’m concerned, once we started talking about gay marriage, traditional marriage, opposite-sex marriage, same-sex marriage, hetero marriage, we lost,” Mr. Limbaugh said. “It was over.”

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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