Skip to comments.Supreme Court must strike down Proposition 8 and DOMA
Posted on 03/26/2013 8:01:11 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
.... Over the next two days, the justices will consider two of the weightiest civil rights cases in years, both about the continuing struggle of gay men and lesbians to obtain equal recognition under the law. On Tuesday, the court will consider the constitutionality of Proposition 8, .... On Wednesday, the justices will turn to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a law enacted in 1996 that bars the federal government from offering benefits to same-sex couples, even if they were legally married in their home state.
The justices have many options as they consider how to rule. But more important than the particulars of their eventual holdings is the general direction they choose to take: They must move the country forward, not back.
.... A much more reasonable outcome than that would have the court point forward cautiously. .... But the justices can be expected to stop short of ruling so broadly that they would require every state to recognize same-sex marriage, when four-fifths of the states currently do not. .....
The progressive but incremental approach that these circuit courts, the Obama Justice Department, prominent attorneys and many others who would uphold gay rights have adopted represents an important phase in the evolution of legal thought on same-sex marriage. It cannot be satisfying to those of us who see a strong equal-protection case for same-sex equality. But, given concerns that a sweeping judicial mandate might cause a counterproductive backlash, it is understandable.
Gay-rights advocates are winning the argument. ..... Now, it seems not only possible but also likely that same-sex marriage will be legal, widespread and, frankly, mundane and that this will happen relatively soon. The Supreme Court must play a part in this civil rights triumph and justices should not shrink from it.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Nobody remembers a thing about the Fall of Rome, do they?
I’m tired of these little peons and their Kon-sty-two-shun.
We’re liberals and we’ll do what we want.
Now you fascist, hate filled bigots go pay your taxes - your government is broke. :)
....among people who already agree with them! What an incredibly low standard. Next they'll be telling us the elves are big supporters of Santa Claus!
Exactly what 'argument' are they offering? They want what they want because they want it. Biology, history, culture, religion, and common sense don't factor in, apparently.
The court would have to edit the 1st Amendment to take away Freedom of Religion.
WILL! The fix is in and we just have to wait until June for the evidence in the decision.
It kills me when I heard the liobtards say “a mojorty of the people are for gay-marriage”
IF SO THEN LETS VOTE!!
Every time it is on the ballot, it loses. Every single time.
I’m waiting for some fagola to state, “Our Dear Leader has allowed me to come out of the closet.”
You are very likely right.
Chief Justice is insulated from “hate” criticism, by presence of his cousin.
Thanks for helping socializing the left’s point of view. We need to be publishing articles promoting the desired point of view.
Seriously? Then how did this even get to the SC? One of the most pro gay states voted twice, by means of Prop 8, against gay marriage.
If Cali can't pass a pro gay mariage prop, then I'd say the gays are losing the argument.
The people have spoken!
gay rights activists are winning the argument...except in cases where Americans actually get to vote on gay marriage- there they are getting destroyed except for a few instances...
Just a WaPo opinion piece.
the editorial ASSUMES sexual acts regardless of type are an immutable trait that must be protected.
Would it help if I add a ‘barf tag’?
And these same liberals also say that we shouldn’t be voting on the definition of marriage, because your rights are not to be put to a popular vote,
Liberals have inconsistent reasoning on this. People have voted against homosexual marriage in free and fair elections, which to liberals don’t count. Yet liberals will cite public opinion push polls as evidence that the public is on their side.
Face it, if there was such great support for homosexual marriage, state after state would have voted to allow it, rather than state after state voting to preserve the traditional definition of marriage.
LOL, surprise, surprise... the editors at the WashPo think their fellow turd pokers should be allowed to get “married”.
Then how do the editors explain California's Prop 8?
The most liberal of all the states.
Out in the wilderness this thought, "that we must keep moving forward and not back", is what gets people totally lost.
Religion and the cultural norms of society may seem a little out of date, but they have proved themselves over time.
As we stray further and further from our guiding light, things start to look stranger and stranger.
What public skoolz have failed to do can be rectified by simply viewing the film Caligula. If one has the stomach for it.
I guess votes mean nothing unless they lose and then, even when a majority here have voted for it,, they just run with their tails between their legs to the courts.. where they can be assured of ‘equality’ and fairness.. or they’ll piss and moan until they do win..
matters not.. Planet X is an equal opportunity globe buster.. the cries of those seeking equality will find their pleas falling on deaf ears when that baby comes back.. that’s life in the big cosmos..
Newt Gingrich was right. We no longer need Constitutional Conventions to amend the Constitution. All we need is a majority of 5 in SCOTUS.
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too many homosexuals in the news organizations.
Every time it is on the ballot, it loses. Every single time.
Actually not true. Maryland, Washington and Colorado all voted majority for gay marriage in November unfortunately.
Washington voted for it last election.
rome fell because of taxes.
better the hun you did not know than the tax collector you did know.
(ie. the infamouos funeral for a pet fly was a tax dodge for land with family masoleums having an tax exemption)
they also voted for the muchie stimulas law, aka pot.
Our state didn’t get a vote, the governor simply declare it so.
Maine passed ‘gay marriage’ by popular as well, Minnesota failed to pass an amendment. Colorado actually passed an amendment in 2006 by 56% to my understanding.
CA prop 22 passed by 61% in 2000, CA prop 8 passed by 52% in 2008. Thats swinging 9% in 8 years, it is probably repealable today, all they need is 50% +1.
“Supreme Court must strike down Proposition 8 and DOMA”
They don’t have the cajones!
When, why and how did this become a “Civil Right,” allegedly the same as civil rights struggle for African Americans in the 50s/60s?
June, is the latest I heard re: ruling.
But hearing of arguments will be held today and tomorrow. Don’t know if there are more planned.
The US is the fastest developing Pagan nation on the face of the earth.
After they re-frame it as a ‘struggle for equal justice, equal rights’, the liberals in liberal states can manage to pass the recognition of ‘same-sex marriage’ as law.
Note: this WaPo opinion piece did NOT offer the rebuttal for traditionalists’ argument.
Thank you for the kind reply.
Why is it I’m over and over reminded of the biblical message/lesson of Sodom and Gamora?
They’re winning the argument how?
After five decades of lies and disinformation?
After five decades of manipulation/indoctrination of school children?
After five decades of media sexual saturation and normalization of sexual deviancy?
Going up against the Pink Mafia is a nightmare. A dear friend was “outed” after significant material support on Prop. 8 by that rat of a judge who ruled that a private nonprofit must disclose its donors.
The Pink Mafia then went after him personally and worked to get him fired from his top executive position. There was an internal trial for his job in which he was literally sent through an inquisition to prove that he wasn’t a bigot because he supported marriage. He made kept his job, but it certainly made him leery this time around.
It’s sick and it’s mind control.
Orwell’s dystopia is here.
And a proposed MN state amendment to prohibit same sex marriage failed in the last election. But keep in mind, this is the same state that sends a buffoon & clown like Al Franken to the U.S. Senate (that election should have not even been close to begin with) and also sends a CAIR terrorist advocate, Keith Ellison, to the House of Representatives. AND we have crazy eyes, former Senator Mark Dayton, as our current MN state governor. I hate to admit it, but we as conservatives, patriots, pro-life, pro-traditional marriage of one man & one woman, are now decidedly in a minority position. God help us!
I stopped reading right there. More propaganda from the MSM being presented as "news". Does the DNC draft all their articles for them? It certainly seems that way.
Anyone march in the March for Marriage today?
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