Same-sex marriage debate headed to Supreme Court

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CNN– People are already lining up at the Supreme Court in hopes of getting a seat to witness history.

Arguments over the right to same-sex marriage start Tuesday.

Central in the debate is whether marriage should be considered a state or federal issue.

“Americans on both sides of this issue are deeply invested in this debate on marriage. We don’t need a 50 state solution presented by the Supreme Court when our democratic institutions are perfectly capable of handling this issue.”

“There are certain things that shouldn’t be put up for a vote. And gay people, like non-gay people, deserve, under the constitution, the ability to shape a family to build a life, and to have these dreams.”

Appeals will be heard on California’s “proposition 8” that outlaws same sex marriage and the federal defense of marriage act – or DOMA – that legally defines marriage as between a man and woman.

Conservative leader Rand Paul says he believes in traditional marriage, but not DOMA.

“I don’t want the government promoting something I don’t believe in, but I also don’t mind if the government tries to be neutral on the issue.”

Although recent polls show a majority of Americans support of same sex marriage, California’s attorney general says it’s more important to read the constitution.

“i am absolutely against a ban on same-sex marriages because (candy: even if your voters..) Because they are simply unconstitutional.”

1 Comment

  • Stress Doctor

    It is really exciting to think that after spending nearly 20 years debating this issue, we may finally see some progress. In this age of uncertainty over our economic and political future, we have much bigger things to worry about than forcing government to conform to our views of sexual morality. Let's pass marriage equality and get on with fixing our systemic problems in economics and education!

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