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Coverage of Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage
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Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic decision. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. The decision, which was the culmination of decades of litigation and activism, set off jubilation and tearful embraces across the country , the first same-sex marriages in several states, and resistance — or at least stalling — in others. It came against the backdrop of fast-moving changes in public opinion, with polls indicating that most Americans now approve of the unions. In dissent, Chief Justice John G.
The Supreme Court Takes on Gay Marriage
Lower courts have generally sided with gay and lesbian couples who were refused service, ruling that they are entitled to equal treatment, at least in parts of the country with laws forbidding discrimination based on sexual orientation. The owners of businesses challenging those laws have argued that the government should not force them to choose between the requirements of their faiths and their livelihoods, citing constitutional protections for free speech and religious liberty. The new case started in when the owners of a bakery called Sweetcakes by Melissa refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, Rachel Bowman-Cryer and Laurel Bowman-Cryer. The owners, Melissa Klein and Aaron Klein, said doing so would violate their religious principles. The Oregon Supreme Court declined to hear their appeal, and the bakery went out of business.
C-SPAN camera operators filmed the sights and sounds of the crowd gathered outside the Supreme Court building before justices heard oral… read more. C-SPAN camera operators filmed the sights and sounds of the crowd gathered outside the Supreme Court building before justices heard oral argument in four cases related to same-sex marriage. Telephone lines were also open for viewer calls and electronic communications. Click the play button and tap the screen to see the at the bottom of the player.