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BREAKING: Supreme Court Invalidates Defense of Marriage Act, Punts on Prop 8

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Jun 27, 2013 12:42 AM
I disagree with your wording. THe SC does not make laws. We both agree on that. The SC says if a law is constitutional or not. I sometimes disagree with their decisions. Roe V wade is not a law. It was a decision taht a law telling a woman she could not have an abortion is unconstitutional. Again I disagree with their opinion, since I think Abortion is Murder. But my opinion or yours does not change the law and unless we have an amendment or a change of SC it will remain a fact that Abortion is legal. Same with Obamacare and many other SC decisions, (eminent Domain abuse comes to mind off top of my head)

The US Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional in a 5-4 ruling, authored by Justice Kennedy. Chief Justice Roberts dissented, as did Justices Scalia, Thomas and Alito. The Court's rationale, per SCOTUS blog: "DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment." The Defense of Marriage Act was passed overwhelmingly by Congress and signed by President Clinton in 1996. Here is the text of the landmark Windsor decision.

While the federal portion of DOMA has been...

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