US Supreme Court to consider gay marriage
November 29, 2012 0 comments
Despite the votes, a 1996 federal law called the Defense of Marriage Act continues to define marriage as a “union between a man and a woman”, thereby denying same sex partners the same legal and financial rights as heterosexual couples. The Supreme Court has now been asked to reassess this law and decide how to resolve any challenges to the legal status of gay marriage. The judges will consider whether the federal government has the right to treat same sex unions differently if they have taken place in states where gay marriage is legal.
“Equality, absolutely, that’s what defines us. It’s what makes us great. If it doesn’t sit well with your religion, let your God sort it out in the end, but that’s us. We’re equal.”
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