SCOTUS Accepts Same-Sex Marriage Case

It’s the big one: the Supreme Court has announced they will accept petitions from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee on the question of same-sex marriage.

The case will be argued the week of April 27 and will question whether the 14th Amendment requires states to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. If the court rules that it doesn’t, they will determine whether states that do not allow same-sex question must recognize marriages from states that do courtesy of the Constitution’s Full Faith and Credit clause. The whole issue will decided in 2 1/2 hours of oral presentation.

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  1. John Vestal says:

    Georgia might get the “honor” of joining AL,KY,LA,TN as the answer to a good trivia question, assuming no other states see their current standing change via appeals before late June.

    “Which five states saw marriage laws overturned by The United States Supreme Court in both 1967 and 2015?”

  2. DavidTC says:

    All straight couples better get their marrying done now, before the government starts marrying them off to gay people!

    (I’m assuming that’s how this works, based on the level of objection to it.)

    • John Konop says:

      You sound very inconsistent…you were clear that your bill opens the rights of people if they claim it was for religious reasons…..I even asked you if it applied to radical Muslims… were very clear it applies to any religion….do I need to repost your comments? If gay people claim it is for religious reasons they are getting married according to you, your bill protects them. Please clairify?

      Other lawyers claim your bill only will create more confusion about the law….ie lawyers dream, how you guys make money, lawsuits…….you were insulted by me a non lawyer….who saw clearly your bill by design and or lack of understanding the law….will create lawsuits not solve anything….other than put money in lawyers pockets and or politicians on all sides using it for fund raising…We have real issues in this state you should be ashamed….you are a smart well trained lawyer….you know better….bills like this that play party politics on both sides…have done a tremdous disservice to our country.Why not focus on real issues?

  3. saltycracker says:

    If they redefine marriage maybe they’ll deal with polygamy for some fundamentalist Mormons and Muslims.

    At some point government will need to stop meddling with religious and social change and treat everyone equally as individuals.

    Lobbyists and lawmakers for special tax considerations won’t be happy.

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