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A sweep­ing de­ci­sion on Thurs­day night struck down Vir­ginia’s ban on same-sex mar­riage and con­tin­ued a re­mark­able win­ning streak for gay rights ad­vo­cates, putting new pres­sure on the Su­preme Court to de­cide the mo­men­tous ques­tion it ducked last sum­mer: whether there is a con­sti­tu­tion­al right to same-sex mar­riage. Since June, when the Su­preme Court ruled that same-sex cou­ples are en­ti­tled to equal treat­ment in at least some set­tings, fed­eral judges in Ok­la­homa, Utah and Vir­ginia have struck down laws bar­ring same-sex mar­riages. In state leg­is­la­tures and state courts, too, sup­port­ers of same-sex mar­riage have been win­ning.
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@curtis well thanks for the info!
Still, who can say
If you mean in federal government, I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a constitutional amendment within 10 years, I don't know if federal law would be strong enough to supplant states without that
@teamwaffles I think that the court will look back to roe v. wade (widely seen as being too quick, creating a ton of backlash) and be conservative on this one. It doesn't help that conservatives control the majority of seats on the court.
When do you think this will be addressed at the federal level?
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