Academics Robert George, Sherif Girgis, and Ryan Anderson say marriage should be more than "commitment based on emotional companionship," and has been practiced for a specific reason throughout this country's history. On the other hand, the way capital cases were tried in Illinois at the time was so rife with error, questionable police tactics, racial bias, and shoddy lawyering, that 13 death row inmates had been exonerated.
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Submit Search. Line forms days ahead of Supreme Court same-sex argument. Presidents generally do not become involved in a solicitor general filing to the Supreme Court. He then declared a belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. Cabinet Judges.
Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inbox. When he ran for re-election last year, Obama announced his personal support for same-sex marriage, but said marriage was an issue that states, not the federal government, should decide.
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As with many cases before the high court, many had expected moderate Kennedy to provide the deciding vote in Obergefell vs. At least 36 states plus the District of Columbia currently recognize gay marriage in some form. We've covered those dissents in a separate post.