It also scheduled an accelerated time table for hearing an appeal of Judge Walker's ruling. Film Festival director Richard Raddon resigns". Daily News. Archived from the original on October 24, Constitution's 14th Amendment guaranteeing equal protection under the law.
For Christian Nationalists, legalized gay marriage would represent a defeat for their religion in the fight to define the boundaries of American culture and law. If anything harms marriage, it is bad marriages where people don't take marriage seriously. Legalization would be another step towards the mainstreaming of homosexuality in society.
Langbein, L. The Christian Right would deny same-sex couples the ability to adopt or raise children, but that's an impossible goal.
Essentially, a family should ideally have parents and children and it is not necessary that the parents be a male and female. Reducing marriage to a union between a man and woman is thus a direct infringement into the rights of homosexuals. And it's very difficult for the court to say 'Oh well, we know better.
Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Using strict terminology, there are people for whom marriage to anyone might be permanently denied. But, he's mixing up non-discrimination laws with the First Amendment, which protects private religious acts.
It's also about the future of American civil law.
In addition to Proposition 8, the U. To have standing, they "must have suffered an injury in fact, thus giving [them] a sufficiently concrete interest in the outcome of the issue in dispute". Horton provided them with "extensive evidence and proposed findings on strict scrutiny factors and factual rebuttals to long claimed justifications for marriage discrimination".
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