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Indiana Assembly To Delay Vote On Marriage Equality Ban

There are 23 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Feb 7, 2013, titled Indiana Assembly To Delay Vote On Marriage Equality Ban. In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma and Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long, both Republicans, announced that they will delay any action on a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage until 2014.

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AzAdam

Monroe, VA

#21 Feb 8, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Of course they COULD, I just don't think it's likely they WILL. The court tends to avoid sweeping decisions and instead address the issue before them; in this case the issue is whether Prop8 violated the constitution by taking away a right previously granted from just one particular group.
Our recent victories at the ballot box makes it MORE likley the SCOTUS will let this issue work through the states a while longer.
Just my opinion.
Popular opinion was 9-1 against interracial marriage when the court weighed in. Gay marriage enjoys popular support. If they could do it then, they can do it now.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#22 Feb 8, 2013
lides wrote:
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One could take such a narrow view, or they could take the even narrower one of whether Prop 8 was fundamentally constitutional. I don't see any way that they could find it does not violate the 14th Amendment, because I have never heard any argument offering a legitimate state interest served by denying same sex couples equal protection of the law to marry. It will be an interesting case to watch.
You make the same mistake as Jane Duh; assuming the justices actually rule strictly based on the constitutional arguments and ignore all other events happening in society and how their rulings could affect society and their own personal biases.

If the SCOTUS had 9 Scalia's, do you REALLY think there is "no way they could find it does not violate the 14th amendment"?

The justices are THE deciding factor, not the constitutional arguments. They will USE those constitutional arguments which will support their opinion, and IGNORE the constitutional arguments which don't.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#23 Feb 8, 2013
AzAdam wrote:
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Popular opinion was 9-1 against interracial marriage when the court weighed in. Gay marriage enjoys popular support. If they could do it then, they can do it now.
Yes, they CAN do it, but I see no reason to believe they WILL do it.

Not yet.

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