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Debating Marriage in the Supreme Court

Headline Roundup April 28th, 2015

Debating Marriage in the Supreme Court

From the Center
2000

A divided and cautious Supreme Court on Tuesday probed whether states barring same-sex marriage are violating a right for gay couples, hearing extended arguments on one of the most direct constitutional issues to cross its docket in recent memory.

Justices, speaking at arguments that lasted 2½ hours, questioned whether they should require all 50 states to recognize same-sex unions or allow sta

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From the Right
2000

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday for Obergefell v. Hodges, a same-sex marriage case whose outcome could have profound implications for the definition of marriage across America and the ability of states to handle the rules and regulations surrounding matrimony as they see fit.

The justices will assess whether states should be permitted to ban gay marriage — or whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires it. They will also examine whether those states that do not permit same-sex nuptials are allowed to refuse recognition of gay unions...

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From the Left
2000

In Obergefell v. Hodges, the US Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on Tuesday, April 28, over whether states' same-sex marriage bans are constitutional, setting the stage for a final decision on the issue by the end of June. Although the cases deal with laws in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee specifically, the Court's decision could bring marriage equality to the entire US by striking down all states' same-sex marriage bans.

The same-sex marriage battle has been more than a decade in the making — going back to the early...

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