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Should Gay Marriage Be A Constitutional Right?

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments to determine whether gay marriage is a constitutional right, or whether it should be a decision for individual states. Should gay marriage be a constitutional right?

a full 77% of writers and pundits say yes
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last 24 hours | timesenterprise
Supreme Court puts marriage in spotlight - Times-Enterprise
"...For many years, the gay-marriage debate was intertwined with assertions about "traditional marriage" between a man and a woman. A federal act passed in 1996 and a subsequent wave of amendments adopted in many states used the term "defense of marriage" to deny recognition to same-sex unions. Many opponents of same-sex marriage argued that allowing gays to wed would somehow undermine heterosexual marriage.Such arguments have fared poorly in recent federal court cases. And there's a strong likelihood that the Supreme Court will order the legalization of same-sex marriage in all 50 states in a ruling expected soon. Opinion polls show a solid majority of Americans support it...." see full article

1349 days ago | csmonitor
As Americans become more liberal, will Supreme Court follow on gay marriage? - Christian Science Monitor
"...But if today's Supreme Court justices soon to make what will undoubtedly be a landmark decision on same-sex marriage were to pay attention to public opinion, they'd see an America that is steadily and quite rapidly moving left to support gay rights, including marriage.A string of four Gallup polls this past week bears this out. The bottom line: record numbers of Americans support gay marriage; say sexual orientation is something individuals are born with rather than something that is determined by upbringing or environment; and are now just as likely to consider themselves liberal as they are to self-identify as conservative...." see full article

1363 days ago | thinkprogress
Anti-Gay Groups Gear Up To Fight A 30-Year-Old Supreme Court Victory Over ... - ThinkProgress
"...Last month, when marriage equality was before the Court, Alito similarly became the Court's chief advocate for discrimination. Reviving an issue that's largely remained dormant since the Bob Jones decision, Alito warned that a decision favoring marriage equality could lead to a future when anti-gay schools would no longer receive tax subsidies. Well, in the Bob Jones case, Alito asked Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, the Court held that a college was not entitled to tax-exempt status if it opposed interracial marriage or interracial dating. So would the same apply to a university or a college if it opposed same- sex marriage? ..." see full article

1364 days ago | christiantoday
Franklin Graham prays for Supreme Court justices as gay marriage debate heats ... - ChristianToday
"...Justices Elene Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor did not receive such praise, however. Graham criticised their respective decisions to strike down the federal Defence of Marriage Act, which affirms that marriage is between a man and a woman. He urged his followers to pray that Kagan would "see the danger of deciding to go against God's law and standards", and that Sotomayor would "have the wisdom to know that as a society we cannot survive if we turn our back on God's standards and His definition of marriage."The Supreme Court's ruling is due next month, and tensions are rising ahead of the decision. The majority of states 37 out of a total of 50 already permit gay marriage, and it is thought unlikely that American's highest court would reverse this course. Public opinion polls reveal large increases in support for same-sex marriages over the last ten years, but the final result will put an end to over two decades of litigation...." see full article

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1365 days ago | onenewsnow
Justice who loves gay marriage may force it on those who don't - OneNewsNow
"...Ginsburg, a far-left justice, had conducted five same-sex marriage ceremonies before the high court heard the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges in April. A ruling is coming in June. More recently, Ginsburg presided over the so-called marriage of two men in Washington, D.C., reportedly emphasizing the word "Constitution" in the ceremony to the delight of attendees.Gannam complains that Ginsburg is an "activist" for same-sex marriage rather than an impartial justice while the Supreme Court, he points out, is weighing the future legal definition of marriage in the United States.He also points to statements Ginsburg made last February to the press on the subject...." see full article

1366 days ago | time
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Emphasizes 'Constitution' at Gay Wedding - TIME
"...What Ginsburg intended with that reference is unclear, but it did bring a loud applause. The Court's ruling on same-sex marriage could come in June...." see full article

1368 days ago | pennlive
Voters, not the Supreme Court, should have final say on gay marriage ... -
"...But we don't like to be told by a few men and women in black robes that, because we disagree with the frenetic wave of change orchestrated by a motivated minority, we are bigots...." see full article

1377 days ago | latimes
Gay marriage foe's argument seems to leave Supreme Court justices puzzled - Los Angeles Times
"...Finding a rational basis for a law is usually not hard. But in case after case over the last few years, lawyers for states have turned in circles trying to give a rationale for denying marriage licenses to committed gay couples...." see full article

1385 days ago | desmoinesregister
The Register's Editorial: US Supreme Court should finish job on gay marriage -
"...Religious doctrine and views contrary to this principle of law are unaffected, and people can continue to associate with the religion that best reflects their views. A religious denomination can still define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, and a marriage ceremony performed by a minister, priest, rabbi, or other person ordained or designated as a leader of the person's religious faith does not lose its meaning as a sacrament or other religious institution...." see full article

1386 days ago | nytimes
A Landmark Gay Marriage Case at the Supreme Court - New York Times

"...But if anyone doubted the depth of the discrimination that gays and lesbians continue to face across America, an outburst partway through the arguments provided a bracing reminder...." see full article

1387 days ago | politico
Gay marriage ruling a foregone conclusion - Politico

"...On Tuesday, the court will hear arguments on same-sex marriage cases that could lead to a ruling forcing every state to certify gay unions. The justices' endorsement of such a sweeping constitutional right was almost unthinkable even a decade ago, but jurisprudence has changed so quickly alongside public opinion that even two of the court's most die-hard conservatives, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, seemed to concede earlier this year that the court was moving toward granting a right to marry...." see full article

1388 days ago | thedailybeast
Gay Marriage Could Lose Tomorrow

"...The smart money is still on the pro-LGBT side. Although the anti-gay side says that a Supreme Court ruling would shut off debate, it would more likely be seen as the next logical step in that debate. The Court would be swimming with the tide of history, not against it. ..." see full article

1388 days ago | theatlantic
Gay Marriage Gets Its Day in Court - The Atlantic

"... If, however, discrimination against LGBT people is more like discriminating against the tall, then every state discrimination whether in adoption, foster-care placement, child custody, health care, employee benefits, and so on, will have to be litigated to determine whether there's a whatever strong enough to allow it. It will be tedious; it will be demeaning; and (perhaps worse from the justices' point of view) it will require the Supreme Court to resolve the issue over and over...." see full article

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