SCOTUS: Too Much and Too Little

Article by   July 2015
On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court issued the majority opinion in Obergefell et. al. v. Hodges, which consolidated four cases addressing the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage. Led by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the majority found state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Piggybacking off of the 14th amendment, the Supreme Court made sexual orientation a protected category, analogous to race, using cosmological language about the greater good that comes to all when homosexual sexual relationships are allowed to flourish under the invention of a new kind of marriage. Gay marriage is now the law of the land. This public policy change to the definition of marriage commands a redefinition of personhood continue

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Posted July 30, 2015 @ 7:21 AM by Lee Gatiss

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Posted July 28, 2015 @ 5:58 PM by Mark Jones

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Posted July 27, 2015 @ 8:00 PM by Aaron Denlinger

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Posted July 25, 2015 @ 2:22 PM by Robert Brady

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Posted July 24, 2015 @ 12:55 PM by Scott Swain

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Posted July 24, 2015 @ 9:02 AM by Jeremy Walker
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