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.
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