4 years ago
robertr
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Gay Rights Advance in the Courts
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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When do you think this will be addressed at the federal level?
4 years ago·Reply
@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.
4 years ago·Reply
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
4 years ago·Reply
Still, who can say
4 years ago·Reply
@curtis well thanks for the info!
3 years ago·Reply