If was the year of gay marriage momentum in American states, is shaping up to be the year of federal action. On Friday, the U. Supreme Court will meet in private to decide whether it will hear any of the five gay marriage cases that have made their way up through lower courts. The last time the Supreme Court reviewed gay marriage cases was in October, and it declined to take any up. At that time only 19 states had marriage equality; now that number is at 36, said Charles Joughin, national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights group that advocates for LGBT equality. Four of the cases, which come from Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee, emerged from a November decision by the U.
Editorial: The constitutional argument for same-sex marriage
The 3 Arguments Against Gay Marriage That May Decide It Once and for All | TakePart
Calling something marriage does not make it marriage. Marriage has always been a covenant between a man and a woman which is by its nature ordered toward the procreation and education of children and the unity and wellbeing of the spouses. They propose the union between two men or two women. This denies the self-evident biological, physiological, and psychological differences between men and women which find their complementarity in marriage. It also denies the specific primary purpose of marriage: the perpetuation of the human race and the raising of children. Marriage is not just any relationship between human beings. It is a relationship rooted in human nature and thus governed by natural law.
Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Is A Constitutional Right
Lyle Denniston Independent Contractor Reporter. The Court is scheduled to consider ten petitions on that issue at its private Conference on Friday. This article discusses the legal arguments in favor of same-sex marriage. Later articles will discuss the arguments against, and the options the Court has in considering the cases.
For some time the U. But now the court has seized the initiative again, and we vehemently hope that it will rule quickly and unequivocally that the 14th Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In , when it struck down state laws banning interracial marriage, the court cited both of these provisions.