Perhaps no issue is more nerve-wracking today than same-sex marriage. But beneath all the fiery passion and rhetoric, there are real arguments to evaluate. First, this article concerns civil marriage — marriage as defined and promoted by the state.
If you're a human and see this, please ignore it. If you're a scraper, please click the link below :- Note that clicking the link below will block access to this site for 24 hours. At a town hall on Monday, Wagner said he would consider legislation to ban same-sex marriage.
People ought to be free to enter into any kind of relationship they want to. Bush backs a constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage, a move Cheney says was prompted by various judicial rulings, including the action in Massachusetts that made gay marriage legal. For many pro-family voters, protecting traditional marriage ranks ahead of the economy and job creation as a campaign issue.
Massachusetts' highest court ruled on Tuesday that gay couples have the right to marry under the state's Constitution, and it gave the state legislature days to make same-sex marriages possible. The 4-to-3 decision was the first in which a state high court had ruled homosexual couples are constitutionally entitled to marry, and legal experts predicted it would have ramifications across the country. Marshall of the state's Supreme Judicial Court. The Massachusetts Constitution affirms the dignity and equality of all individuals.
In the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, the U. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America.
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The Life Partnership Bill has become a fierce battleground between conservatives and progressives. The study also found that the young and more liberal generations are more supportive of homosexuals having the right to marry recognised, but LGBTIQ groups themselves criticised the bill for not encouraging equality. If the bill were to be passed, same-sex couples would still not have all the same rights as heterosexual couples.
Surrounded by TV news cameras, Republican John Cox chatted with weary Californians stuck in long lines at a Sacramento DMV office and joyfully blasted Democratic leaders for turning the agency into a model of inefficiency. The appearance was primed to be a much-needed publicity coup for the gubernatorial candidate — until he compared the wait times to the Holocaust. Can you imagine that?