The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of a fortune cookie. Hippies know the truth about what marriage does your sex-life In his majority opinion, Kennedy writes: View author archive Get author RSS feed. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Supporters of same-sex marriage celebrate outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, on June 26, Not a single evangelical Christian a group that comprises about one quarter of Americansor even a Protestant of any denomination.
Many more decided not to.
Gay marriage: It's a 'judicial Putsch' warns dissenting Scalia
The electorates of 11 states, either directly or through their representatives, chose to expand the traditional definition of marriage. That resolves these cases. The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of a fortune cookie. The Constitution places some constraints on self-rule — constraints adopted by the people themselves when they ratified the Constitution and its amendments. But we need not speculate.
These cases ask us to decide whether the Fourteenth Amendment contains a limitation that requires the states to license and recognize marriages between two people of the same sex. This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied as it is today by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the people of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of The conservative justice criticized his colleagues for thwarting democracy by ending the debate taken places in state legislatures and at the ballot box throughout the United States over marriage rights: So it is not of special importance to me what the law says about marriage. Eight of them grew up in east- and west-coast States. Buried beneath the mummeries and straining-to-be-memorable passages of the opinion is a candid and startling assertion: Since there is no doubt whatever that the People never decided to prohibit the limitation of marriage to opposite-sex couples, the public debate over same-sex marriage must be allowed to continue.