March 27th, 2013
01:04 AM ET

Day 2 of same-sex marriage at Supreme Court

Day Two of the culture wars at the Supreme Court over same-sex marriage, and another opportunity for the justices to give political and legal clarity to a contentious issue.

The momentous week kicked off on Tuesday with arguments over California's same-sex marriage ban, and there was little indication when they concluded how the court might rule.

The stakes are high as the justices could, in one scenario, fundamentally alter how American law treats marriage with polls showing the public becoming more aware of the issue, and in some cases, more in favor of allowing gays and lesbians to legally wed.


Filed under: Courts • Gay and lesbian • Same-sex marriage • Supreme Court
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  1. Milton Colaço

    Gay Marriage?Or Sodomy marriage? On what does the U:S Base Its "Laws" Upon Public Feeling or "The Ten Commandments?"

    March 27, 2013 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. ronvan

    Today its about equal rights for gays/lesbians. What about our future when/IF we create "human clones" and want to marry them? Wonder what arguements, excuse's will be made over that one?

    March 27, 2013 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. iamhe

    The Supreme Court is making to big a deal about this...

    My Amicus Brief to the USSC.

    The 14th Amendment guarantees equal rights and protections of individuals under the law..

    Person A is an individual, person B is an individual, both have equal rights and protections.

    Together in their memorialized mutual social relationship, they continue to have equal rights and protections..

    Call that mutual memorialized social relationship anything you want.. marriage, domestic partnership, lifelong committed relationship... they have equal rights and protections under the law.

    Religious perceptions and precepts do not count, the government is blind to religious requirements, and dogma.

    Everyone has the right to declare their one significant other. And when that social relationship is mutual and memorialized... it has all the same rights and protections that traditional religious marriage has..

    The Court must adjust it's concept of legal marriage, not to a religious definition, but to a non religious civil definition.

    Here it is.

    Marriage in the eyes of the law, is a mutual committed relationship between two human beings, publicly declared and memorialized.

    what is the big deal..?

    March 27, 2013 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. satinthenewsavior

    After yesterday's posting we received an email asking to comment on the actual issue of gay marriage, and not solely our belief on marriage itself.We invite you to read and share.
    Thank you,
    Simone and Crystal

    March 27, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. iamhe

    The Court must find and confirm the right to form a more perfect union.

    March 28, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Thanks to the supreme court, @chrissy and @Mary may finally be together. Legally!! Alas, @banasy will be all alone now.

    March 29, 2013 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |