Tag: Gay Marriage

Supreme Court: States Can’t Ban Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage bans are no longer legal in America, the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today. The court assessed whether the Constitution allows states to restrict marriages to one man and one woman. It faced two questions: Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex? […]

With 5-4 gay marriage decision, battle far from over: Column

After much build up and prognosticating, the long-awaited Supreme Court decision on marriage has arrived. As expected, some are thrilled with the outcome, while others are deeply disappointed. Amid this sea of conflicting emotions, one thing is certain: The societal debate about marriage will continue.   To assume that the supporters of man-woman marriage will […]

President Obama’s legacy is increasingly in legal jeopardy

President Obama’s second-term agenda, it seems, is in the hands of the courts.   Same-sex marriage. Obamacare. Climate change. And now immigration. And in many cases, there is significant doubt about whether his signature initiatives will stand legal scrutiny.   The latest blow to Obama’s second-term plans came Tuesday when a federal appeals court in […]

‘Bold’ Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide

Ireland’s citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday — a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a “social revolution.” Friday’s referendum saw 62.1 percent of Irish voters say “yes” to changing the nation’s constitution to define marriage as a union between […]

Church unnerved by Ireland’s huge ‘Yes’ to gay marriage

The once-dominant Catholic Church in Ireland was trying to come to terms Sunday with an overwhelming vote in favour of gay marriage, saying it needed a “new language” to connect to people.   As jubilant “Yes” supporters nursed their hangovers after partying late into the night following Saturday’s referendum result, the faithful attended mass to […]

Judge rules against Ashers bakery

Reacting to the decision, Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness tweeted: “Ashers bakery judgement a good result for equality, gay people have for far too long been discriminated against. We and the law on their side.” John O’Doherty, of gay rights group the Rainbow Project, said: “While sympathetic as some may be to the […]

Texas Considering Measures to Defy Possible Supreme Court Ruling Legalizing Gay Marriage

“State or local funds may not be used for an activity that includes the licensing or support of a same-sex marriage,” reads the bill.   “A state or local governmental employee may not recognize, grant, or enforce a same-sex marriage license … State or local funds may not be used to enforce an order requiring […]

CHURCHES SHOULD FOCUS MORE ON POVERTY INSTEAD OF ABORTION AND GAY MARRIAGE

President Obama suggested that people of faith should focus more on helping the poor, instead of focusing on divisive issues such as gay marriage and abortion.   During a panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, Obama specifically referred to his own Christian faith, pointing out that he recognized the importance speaking out about the issue […]

Are religious colleges at risk if Supreme Court approves same-sex marriage?

Same-sex marriage foes are flagging a mostly-missed moment from last week’s Supreme Court arguments over the constitutionality of gay marriage, calling it a warning sign for religious freedom.   They point to an exchange between Justice Samuel Alito and the administration’s top lawyer, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli. Alito asked if, in the event the Supreme […]

SCOTUS Prepares to Destroy Traditional Marriage Statutes

The justices of the left, along with Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the egregious opinion in Lawrence v. Texas (2003) in which he stated that those committing homosexual acts are Constitutionally “entitled to respect for their private lives” will determine that yes, the Constitution mandates not merely that the state respect private lives, but that […]