Gay Marriage Is Now a Constitutional Right in the United States of America

On Friday, the Supreme Court issued a 5 to 4 decision in favor of same-sex unions.
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See the Supreme Court’s decision here

Emma Green Jun 26, 2015

The first line of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, on the legality of same-sex marriage in the United States, is as breathtaking as it is legalistic. Continue reading “Gay Marriage Is Now a Constitutional Right in the United States of America”

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How Will the U.S. Supreme Court’s Same-Sex-Marriage Decision Affect Religious Liberty?

 

On Friday, five justices affirmed LGBT Americans’ Constitutional right to wed. The other four foreshadowed the major conflicts over religious freedom that are about to begin.
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Emma Green Jun 26, 2015

For a long time, supporters of gay marriage in the U.S. were in the minority. As early as last year, that started changing, and now, a solid majority of Americans support same-sex unions. As of Friday, they can count the Supreme Court as their ally: In a 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that LGBT individuals have a Constitutionally protected right to wed. Continue reading “How Will the U.S. Supreme Court’s Same-Sex-Marriage Decision Affect Religious Liberty?”

Christian Bakers Respond to Government Agency’s Ties to LGBT Group

The Oregon couple who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding says the case against them should be “pulled out” of the state’s administrative court system due to concerns that the government agency responsible for overseeing the trial is biased.

The Daily Signal obtained communications between Basic Rights Oregon, a prominent gay rights group, and the Bureau of Labor and Industries, which is the state agency pursuing the case against Aaron and Melissa Klein. Continue reading “Christian Bakers Respond to Government Agency’s Ties to LGBT Group”