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US Supreme Court to Rule on Gay Marriage Cases


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: society, usa, SupremeCourt, gay rights, u.s., law, news, media, ethics )

Cal
- 579 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The US Supreme Court has agreed for the first time to hear challenges to laws banning gay marriage in the US.



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John B. (215)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 12:52 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article and the analysis by Steve Kingstone. I have waited for this moment to happen and really never thought it would happen in my lifetime. It has been a long road since the Stonewall riots on June 28, 1969 and it will be a few more years before full equality is reach but I am thrilled that we have come this far. Read and tearfully noted.
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 7:24 pm
I agree, John....it's been SO VERY LONG coming! But, when I think about how quickly public opinion has turned around---I'm hopeful! It's RIGHT. It's IMPORTANT. It's GOING TO HAPPEN!
 

John Gregoire (257)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 5:33 am
I hope the court is definitive in its decision so we can put this all behind us regardless of outcome.
 

John S. (297)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 5:37 am
That, but they normally don't make sweeping rulings, focusing on narrow focus that while arcane can have wide spead consequence.
 

Angelica C. (84)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 8:25 am
If these unconstitutional laws stand after the republican majority SCOTUS is done with them, it will mean socially, institutionally sanctioned discrimination and abusive treatment towards LGBT people. A lot is at risk here.
 

Angelica C. (84)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 8:44 am
And there is no "...regardless of outcome" that should be tolerated under our Constitution. There is only one outcome that should be tolerated - that the court honestly recognizes that these laws are unconstitutional and must be done away with. We cannot have two sets of laws on marriage based upon people's gender preferences.
 

Cynthia Davis (339)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 10:36 am
Best not forget this court is the same court that gave us...."Corporations are people."......Anything can happen with this Right leaning court.
 

donald Baumgartner (4)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 1:03 pm
This will settle it once & for all!!!!
 

Tom Rose (12)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 1:29 pm
It`s certainly time! I just hope they rule wisely and abandon the old prejudices.
 

(8)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 9:28 pm
What has the supreme court got to do with gay marriage. It is a bond between two people and has absolutely nothing to do with the 'supreme court'.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 6:41 pm
No, the court will just say that it is up to the states. If they don't, then some states may either nullify or secede. Whatever they decide, it will not solve anything.
 
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