Friday, June 26

Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage protected by law in all 50 states.

In a controversial landmark decision, the Supreme Court has declared same-sex marriage protected by law in all 50 states.
The ruling was a close 5-to-4, with Justice Scalia writing a very strong dissenting opinion that the highest court in the land is ‘threatening American democracy’ –the will of the people- with this decision. That’s because some states have passed laws and referendums defining marriage as between a man and a woman in long valued Judeo-Christian tradition.
Scalia suggested the Justices who voted in favor of redefining marriage were involved in judicial activism. And that the decision diminishes the court’s reputation for “clear thinking.”
Today’s ruling does offer a message to people of faith who are not comfortable with same-sex marriage. Somewhat buried on page 27 of the court’s opinion, it reads, “Finally, it must be emphasized that religions, and those who adhere to religious doctrines, may continue to advocate with utmost, sincere conviction that, by divine precepts, same-sex marriage should not be condoned. The First Amendment ensures that religious organizations and persons are given proper protection as they seek to teach the principles that are so fulfilling and so central to their lives and faiths, and to their own deep aspirations to continue the family structure they have long revered.”
You can read the full Supreme Court decision here:http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf
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