Federal appeals courts are hearing arguments in gay marriage fights from nine states, as supporters put more pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to settle the matter.
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati is hearing six cases alone, more than any court in the nation.
Over the next month, cases also will be heard in Chicago and San Francisco. And the 5th Circuit in New Orleans will soon set a date regarding Texas' voter-approved ban.
Bryan Fischer at the American Family Association calls it judicial activism at its finest.
"You have several judges who are disenfranchising millions of Americans who in good faith have gone to the polls to amend their state constitutions," Fischer tells KTRH News.
In support of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s efforts to reinstate the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, more than 60 Texas lawmakers signed an amicus brief Monday arguing that recognition of gay marriage could lead to the legalization of incest, pedophilia and polygamy.
Fischer believes all bets are off once the issue finally goes to the high court.
"The Supreme Court clearly indicated that historically the definition of marriage is something that should be reserved for the states, but there will be tremendous political pressure, particularly on Justice Anthony Kennedy who has been horrible on issues that have to do with same sex marriage," he says.
That means Kennedy ultimately could be the deciding factor.
"One man will be dictating marriage policy for 315 million American people," says Fischer.
Just like gay activists haven't given up their fight, Fischer says he won't either.