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Supreme Court To Hear Two Gay Marriage Cases In 2013

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The Supreme Court will rule on two major cases related to gay marriage during 2013.

The Supreme Court announced today that it will review California’s gay marriage ban as well as the Defense of Marriage Act.

The Ticket reports that Prop. 8, California’s gay marriage ban, was passed in 2008 after the state legalized same sex unions. Prop. 8 has already been struck down by two federal courts and will now get put in front of the Supreme Court.

The New York Times reports that the justices may re-instate California’s gay marriage ban. They may also agree with the two federal courts who ruled that the ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional and permit the gays and lesbians to marry within California. The Supreme Court may also look at the larger question and rule on whether the constitution allows gay marriage in the United States.

The justices will also look at the Defense of Marriage Act. The Supreme Court will specifically look at the case of Edith Windsor, a New York resident who had to pay more than $350,000 after her wife died because the federal government did not recognize her gay marriage in New York. The Obama administration said that it will no longer defend against DOMA. The NY Times reports that Congress has hired outside council to argue for the law.

Federal courts in Boston and New York have both found that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Supreme Court is expected to issue their ruling on both cases by June, 2013.

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9 Responses to “Supreme Court To Hear Two Gay Marriage Cases In 2013”

  1. Frank Tappzoo

    IF I CANT GET MARRIED TO ANOTHER MAN BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS SO THEN I SURE AS HELL WILL BE SELLING MY DAUGHTER INTO SLAVERY… because the bible says I can.

    When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are. If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again. But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her. And if the slave girl's owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave girl, but he must treat her as his daughter. If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife. If he fails in any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment. (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT).

    in fact… if I cant get married because of religion I'm going to need every woman here to be quiet.. because men are in charge of you.. and are also worth more in the eyes of the lord.

    make your decision… follow the entire bible or none at all and use it as a way to be a good person, and to teach valuable lessons… not as a way to justify your hate.