Skip to comments.Heritage: SCOTUS Decision by the Numbers
Posted on 06/27/2013 8:09:48 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
The morning after two importantand troublingSupreme Court decisions in the Proposition 8 and Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) cases, heres the lay of the land. The important takeaway: The marriage debate is every bit as live today as it was yesterday morning and that means its time to redouble our efforts to stand for marriage across America. Some key numbers following the decisions:
50 The number of states whose marriage laws remain the same after the Courts marriage decisions.
38 The number of states with laws defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. That includes California, where the scope of todays Prop 8 decision beyond the specific plaintiffs will be the subject of ongoing debate and, most likely, further litigation.
12 The number of states that can now force the federal government to recognize their redefinition of marriage. The Court struck Section 3 of DOMA, which means that it must recognize same-sex marriages in states that redefine marriage.
1 The number of sections of the Defense of Marriage Act struck down yesterday (Section 3). Section 2, which ensures that no state will be forced to recognize another states redefinition of marriage, is still law.
0 The number of states forced to recognize other states redefinition of marriage
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I think Bible Christians need to go back to their churches, and do HOLY MATRIMONY, one husband, one wife. Shut down the TAX on marriage offices at the Courthouse. They lost their elgibility to give licenses that have value when they diluted the concept of marriage by giving marriage licenses of people of the same sex. I´m anxious to see how the Lesbians and Gay´s will force churches to go against their right to believe and practice their religion, by forcing all churches to marry people of the same sex. Their whole agenda is to destroy the sanctity of marriage...a Holy Institution.
You’ve got that right!
Wrong decisions on federalist grounds too.
My concern is the legal persecution of businesses, like the bakeries that decline gay wedding cakes or those who don’t want to cater the event.
One thing is absolutely certain. Sodomites never stop trying to get what they want. I predict that within months there will be a couple of sodomites sueing the Catholic Church for refusing to allow them to get “married” in the church. I also predict that within days there will be sodomites that got “married” in one of 12 states that allow the abomination and move a state that does not allow it and attempt to get some type of state benefits. When they are denied they will sue. Also the boneheaded ruling in California overruling the will of the people will end up right back in court. How can the the Supreme Court say no to the people of California but yes to the people of the 38 states that will not allow sodomite “marriage”. All the Supreme Court has done with these two boneheaded cases is cause themselves headaches for years to come.