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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013 4:30 am

WASHINGTON — In a historic day for gay rights, the Supreme Court gave the nation’s legally married gay couples equal federal footing with all other married Americans on Wednesday and also cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California.

In deciding its first cases on the issue, the high court did not issue the sweeping declaration sought by gay rights advocates that would have allowed same-sex couples to marry anywhere in the country. But in two rulings, both by bare 5-4 majorities, the justices gave gay marriage supporters encouragement in confronting the nationwide patchwork of laws that outlaw such unions in roughly three dozen states.

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      1 comment:

      • Eliza posted at 9:40 am on Thu, Jun 27, 2013.

        Eliza Posts: 541

        @ The 12 other states are Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.


        If the law in the states listed above legally allows same/sex marriage.
        Then it would only be fair and legal law for any married couple , even same sex,under that states law, to receive the same benefits that any married couple in that state would have.
        California, If I remember correctly, The people themselves voted that they didn't want a same/sex marriage law enacted. But that has now been taken out of their hands ,Thus far.

        Any laws pertaining to anything as important as marriage which can then involve children, should always be left in the hands of the people as a whole,
        not in the hands of some men or women who carry the title of politician,
        Politicians are not always the best judges for what's best for those people.

         

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