-- -- of the Supreme Court. On Friday took up too big gay marriage cases one on the defense. Of marriage act which denies federal benefits to couples that are legally married in various states but... See More
-- -- of the Supreme Court. On Friday took up too big gay marriage cases one on the defense. Of marriage act which denies federal benefits to couples that are legally married in various states but perhaps more interestingly they took up. The proposition eight case which ban gay marriage in California which at least leaves open the possibility that they get to the underlying question whether gay marriage. She is a guaranteed right. Under the constitution. Has -- is part of equal protection. Peter -- -- great American -- create an amendment mr. Dooley who famously said the Supreme Court follows the election returns. This decision by the Supreme Court and its 31 days after an Election Day -- which three states for the first time. Endorsed same sex marriage at the ballot box never happened before Maine Maryland and the state of Washington now the question is. How will that influence the court it could make them say it's not necessary for us to go here. They don't want to do what they did -- abortion in the country was having a constructive accommodation on abortion liberalizing abortion laws the court. He yanked the subject out of democratic discourse and embittered the argument -- make sure we don't do that we can just let -- democracy take care of -- on the other hand. They could say it's now safe to look at this because there is something like an emerging consensus. Quite literally the opposition to gay marriage is dying it's all people.
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