Skip to comments.Supreme Court Justices Wary of Broad Ruling Endorsing Gay Marriage
Posted on 03/26/2013 3:34:35 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Supreme Court justices signaled on Tuesday that they are reluctant to embrace a broad ruling finding a fundamental right to marriage for gays and lesbians across the United States.
As sign-waving demonstrators massed outside, the court completed more than an hour of oral argument on whether to let stand a California ban on same-sex marriage without indicating a clear path forward.
Swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy raised concerns about the court entering "uncharted waters" on an issue that divides the states.
Kennedy even raised the prospect of the court dismissing the case, a relatively unusual move that would leave intact a federal Appeals Court ruling that struck down the law, known as Proposition 8.
In a similar vein, Justice Samuel Alito also urged caution, noting that gay marriage as a concept is "newer than cellphones and the Internet."
None of the justices indicated support for the Obama administration's favored solution, which would strike down Proposition 8 and require the other eight states that already recognize civil unions or domestic partnerships to allow gays and lesbians to marry.
Earlier in the argument, the justices probed lawyers on both sides on the technical issue of whether California opponents of gay marriage had a right to be heard in federal court.
Although there was no apparent consensus on that point, if the court were to find the proponents did not have standing it would not reach the merits and then the federal District Court ruling that struck down Proposition 8 would be left intact.
U.S. citizens in general do not have a right to sue to enforce laws they favor. Chief Justice John Roberts pressed lawyer Charles Cooper, who represents gay marriage opponents, on why his clients are any different as they seek to enforce Proposition 8.
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I’m only 38, and I don’t recognize this country anymore. I feel bad for older conservatives, they must be beside themselves.
Do bisexuals have the right to marry both a man and woman? That will be the next sexual cause. Slippery slope.
you and I need to .
I have 3 young kids, oldest 15 but at least he said that most of his pals think it;s weird but that;s around here, I;m sure if I went to MA then nearly all the kids there think it;s perfectly normal.
Though if they were explained what it was and what disease and how they do it then they might have second thoughts.
I was never around in the 50’s but I;d sure as hell love to go back in time when things were normal
Amen to that!
Since Roe v Wade many decent people has reasoned that the Supreme Court and the constitution itself have lost much of their legitimacy. How can you respect an institution that by its action is responsible for the killing of fort million human lives? If this horrific killing is in fact “constitutional” then how can decent people of conscience take an oath to “uphold and defend”? If this damaged institution states that the decadence of gay marriage is a “constitutional right” its standing will decline even further. Woe to the Constitution.
Wary? The 10th Amendment would absolutely preclude it—if anyone paid attention to the 10th Amendment anymore.
I’ll drop you off in the ‘50s, I’m going to the Middle Ages to become a Knight.
Tutti-frutti with a beard and 2 illegally-adopted children.
I think the current justices (none of whom were on the Court when Roe was decided) realize what a mess the Court made in that case. Had the court not ruled in Roe v. Wade, abortion would today be legal in some states, illegal in others, and there would be a lot less fighting over the issue.
I dont recognize this country anymore either..I live in Los Angeles so unfortunately I have to live with the media kissing the asses of gays..its sickening..and I wouldnt be surprised if the Supreme Court allows homos to marry..it will be the same as Obamacare, that is how they will rule, with John Roberts ruling in favor of the fruits..this is all the master plan of the left, first take away our right to bear arms, than take away the definition of marriage..its truly sick
oi I forgot about that era, OK drop me off and I don;t mind fighting the crusades for a day or two .
states war would be good
pirate days though I;d have to be the pirate sailing place to place as long as I get back out in time before I;m hung.
Vikings robbing and looting the country.
Though I would also in the 50’s buy a ton of land knowing what I know now.
I;d love to have thousands of acres of my own land and then the outside world can take a flying jump with their liberal socialist cess pit views
Let me know when the time machine is up and running
I’ve actually have gone past anger, and I am now delusional / insane.
Lots of good times to go to. Knighthood just sounds like a purposeful life. Women were decent and ladylike. Men were brave and lived by a code. (This may all be lies, but I’m sticking by it)
Ive had to deal with the way California is..but I dont wish California on anyone else, but if the Supreme Court rules the way I think they will everyone will have to suffer the way I have had to suffer in this state..the media love fest here for gay marriage is SICKENING but not surprising, most of the local news reporters here are gay as a fruit basket..next up will be allowing fruitcakes to adopt children..that will leave us with a future generation of molested kids who think being homo is A OK
Any chance you’ll get to escape LA, or is that not a possibility?
I could, if things get really really bad(Yeah its possible for things to get worse here) I might leave. My whole family is here, I grew up in this state(Born and raised) unfortunately its not the same state I once loved. California is a beautiful state with some really wonderful people living in it, but we are in the minority now and its just a real shame..Ronald Reagan loved this state and he wouldnt recognize it anymore
You will never get a complaint from me.
I knew I could count on a Gator.