The Supreme Court is taking up the issue this week as justices look at two cases. Tell us how you’d rule on these same-sex marriage cases.
Proponents and opponents of same-sex marriage are keeping their eyes this week on the Supreme Court justices. The court on Tuesday began considering a challenge to California’s Proposition 8, a gay marriage ban approved by the state’s voters in 2008. Under the law, the state only recognizes a marriage if it is between a man and a woman. Justices today are scheduled today to hear an appeal on a case against a portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which was enacted in 1996. Section 3 of the act defines marriage as “a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.” The Associated Press reported that the justices may dismiss the case against Prop 8 without ruling on it, which would likely lead to same-sex marriages …
Voters in a few states sent both issues skating to the left Tuesday, but was the landmark election a fluke or a sign of federal legislation to come?
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The U.S. took a big hop to the left in Tuesday’s elections. Voters in three states—Maine, Maryland and Washington—approved same-sex marriage, joining the lot that already includes Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Meanwhile, though it remains illegal in Minnesota, voters there rejected a constitutional amendment to ban it. Washington and Colorado threw another left-leaning punch by being the first two states to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use for those 21 and older. It is unclear how these measures will be handled at the federal level, where it remains illegal. President Obama, who grabbed a sweeping Electoral College victory Tuesday to push him into a …