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Old 13th June 2013, 11:18 AM
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The Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage could be announced today.
http://www.creativeminorityreport.co...-could-be.html

I expect that they will approve of gay marriage for several reasons:

1. SCOTUS decisions are not solely based on constitution, law, and precedent, as they are supposed to be in theory. The Court is affected by societal and cultural pressures, as is the case with abortion. There is nothing in the Constitution about abortion, yet it is treated with greater protection than the enumerated rights in the Bill of rights.

2. Justice Kagan is apparently an active homosexual, so she can influence the other judges from within the court; it does not depend only on the arguments of each side.

3. The Obama administration, many legislators, and many States back gay marriage. The court is influenced by the current political environment, just as it is influenced by culture and society.

4. The Court has become more liberal than a few years ago. Thomas, Scalia, and Roberts are solid conservatives; Kennedy is a moderate.

5. But on the issue of gay marriage, some conservatives (in politics generally) favor legalization. The issue does not have the full support of all conservatives.

Once the news breaks, see SCOTUS blog for analysis.
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Old 13th June 2013, 05:32 PM
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I also expect the Supreme Court to rule in favor of gay marriage as well. This will be a HUGE sign to me as to where we are headed. This ruling will have terrible consequences for us in the U.S. that will affect every facet of life.
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Old 13th June 2013, 09:14 PM
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The next public announcements of decision are expected on Monday, June 17 and Thursday, June 20th.
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Old 20th June 2013, 08:33 PM
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The Justices have held the more controversial cases for the last week of this session: same-sex marriage, affirmative action, Voting Rights Act.
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/s...170036331.html

decisions are expected Monday (June 24) or Thursday (June 27.)
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Old 24th June 2013, 02:27 PM
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Decisions from SCOTUS are coming out today (Monday, June 24).

Not sure if the gay marriage opinions will be released today, or later in the week. Those cases are:

Perry v. Hollingsworth (on CA Prop. 8)
Windsor v. United States (on federal DOMA)
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Old 25th June 2013, 02:37 AM
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I am worried that SCOTUS will "cut the baby in half" and we will continue, as a nation, on the road to perdition.
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Old 26th June 2013, 03:05 PM
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The Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, and has also struck down Prop. 8, that prevented gay marriage in CA.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013...act-provision/

The result is a big step forward for advocates of gay marriage, and a severe erosion of the basis for States to pass laws and amendments that prohibit same-sex marriage.
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