Cruz To Introduce Constitutional Amendment To Keep Gov’t, Courts From Striking Down State Marriage Laws
Sen. Ted Cruz plans on introducing a constitutional amendment to prevent the federal government or courts from striking down state marriage laws after the Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage in the United States.
Same-sex marriages began in Virginia on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a lower court decision striking down the state’s ban on such unions.
Some same-sex Virginia couples wasted no time getting hitched Monday afternoon after the Supreme Court’s decision to clear the way for five states to legalize gay marriage.
The White House says a growing majority of Americans recognize that same-sex couples in loving relationships deserve fair treatment under the law.
The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.
Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband.
A stinging rejection of same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana, issued by a unanimous and unequivocal U.S. appeals court, has brought hope to those fighting the laws that the Supreme Court will feel pressure to rule soon in their favor.
Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open their doors.
The clock is ticking on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will delay a ruling striking down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.
A federal appeals court has denied a request to delay its ruling striking down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.