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Early Indications: SCOTUS to Punt on Gay Marriage?

EducationSuperStar Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 10:30 PM
The benefits are given to same sex couples through civil unions. That union is recognized via the government as a legitimate partnership worthy of benefits. I agree marriage is not chained to christian churches. That is not my point. The door is open for pastors to be dragged into court for practicing their religion that is my point. 99% of same sex couples probably will go through the courts or more amicable faiths, but some may try otherwise.

Kevin and Carol set the table for this week's historic proceedings, wherein the high court will take up the contentious issues of same sex marraige, states' rights, and equality under the law.  Based on initial tea leaves from the first session of oral arguments -- which, conservatives will painfully recall, can be misleading -- the justices may be inclined to avoid ruling on heart of the issue.  Tom Goldstein of the well-respected