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Supreme Court to Take Up Gay Marriage

WRH Bill Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 12:27 PM
As a non-theist libertarian, I do not object to the idea of same-sex civil marriage, especially if & when it is approved by voters or elected representatives (I'm not sure it is a "constitutional right"). However, I think Marcos464 has a valid concern. It definitely is a constitutional right for people who disaprove of gay marriage or homosexuality in general to express their views (and even if I disagree with such people, I don't think they're all simply "bigots'") and for religious groups and authorities to choose not to perform same-sex marriages. Approval of same-sex civil marriage should not be taken as a license for coercion or intimidation of people who do not accept it for themselves or their faiths.

The Supreme Court decided today it will hear two cases surrouding gay marriage with rulings coming down as Spring 2013. More from POLITICO:

The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will take up same-sex marriage, hearing both a case stemming from California’s Proposition 8 voter-approved ban on gay marriage and a case from New York challenging the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.

The pair of moves greatly increase the chances that the justices will rule this term on whether the U.S. Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry. However,...

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