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Bio 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. 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. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that bucked the national trend by upholding gay marriage bans in those states.
The fifth case, Robicheaux v. Here are the main issues the justices would have to evaluate if they agree to rule on the gay marriage debate: Anti—Gay Marriage Argument No.
Although a large body of scientific evidence refutes these claims, the argument has persisted. Related Gay Couples to Nebraska: Provided with benefits such as tax deductions and tax breaks, married heterosexual couples will be more likely to raise their child together, some say. This means that when a majority of Americans vote to prohibit same-sex unions in their state, that decision should stand.
In his upholding of gay marriage bans in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee, Sutton wrote that by leaving this decision up to voters, states are instilling a sense of power in the people. To predictable controversy, of course.
Traditionally, it is up to the states to decide rules around weddings, such as the age at which someone can consent to marriage and whether cousins can marry.
But they must do so within the confines of the Constitution and its discrimination protections, she said. In the controversial Sixth Circuit decision that upheld gay marriage bans in four states, Sutton wrote: That route for recognizing a fundamental right to same-sex marriage does not exist.
In the Louisiana case, plaintiffs argued that barring same-sex couples from marriage discriminates based on sexual orientation. It is up to judges to responsibly interpret these protections and intervene in the democratic process when necessary.On June 26, , the US Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a right protected by the US Constitution in all 50 states.
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Controversial laws in states across the country have inspired legal battles that have finally risen to the U.S. Supreme Court. 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.S.
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MARRIAGE IS FOR A MAN AND A WOMAN. Critics argue that marriage is defined as the union of a man and a woman, and to change that would go against natural law and risk undermining both the institution of marriage and the family’s role in .
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