IOTD …. “Image of the day, #275: “Know How Your Justices Voted on Marriage Equality”!!


5-4

~~June 27, 2015~~

Supreme Court’s landmark ruling legalizes gay marriage nationwide

How each Supreme Court justice came down on same-sex marriage

In the 5-4 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal justices. Each of the four conservative justices wrote their own dissent.

Nearly 46 years to the day after a riot at New York’s Stonewall Inn ushered in the modern gay rights movement, the decision could settle one of the major civil rights fights of this era. The language of Kennedy’s opinion spoke eloquently of the most fundamental values of family, love and liberty.

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family,” Kennedy wrote. “In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than they once were.”

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.wyff4.com/politics/scotus-could-rule-on-samesex-marriage-friday/33787614

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 The court’s five liberal justices

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Stephen G. Breyer

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Justice Elena Kagan

The court’s four conservatice justices

Justice Antonin Scalia

Justice Clarence Thomas

Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.

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“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/06/26/how-each-supreme-court-justice-came-down-on-same-sex-marriage/

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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To start the day …. Thank you, Mr. President!!


ObEqual

~~February 11, 2015~~ 

Obama Welcomes Supreme Court Move To End “Patchwork” Marriage Laws
Marriage equality has “hit a critical mass,” the president says in an interview with BuzzFeed News

Ben Smith … BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief

ChrisGerden …. BuzzFeed News Reporter

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~WASHINGTON~

President Obama Tuesday, February 10,  welcomed the Supreme Court’s signals that marriage equality is on the verge of becoming the law of the land, adding that he expected local Alabama officials resisting the shift to be swept aside by federal courts.

The Supreme Court Monday morning, February 9, refused to put on hold a federal court ruling striking down Alabama’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages while the ruling is appealed, with Justice Clarence Thomas making clear in a dissent that the court’s action would be seen as a sign the court will soon rule that the Constitution requires equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.

“My sense is that the Supreme Court is about to make a shift, one that I welcome, which is to recognize that — having hit a critical mass of states that have recognized same-sex marriage — it doesn’t make sense for us to now have this patchwork system,” Obama said in an interview with BuzzFeed News.

“It’s time to recognize that under the equal protection clause of the United States Constitution, same-sex couples should have the same rights as anybody else.”

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Obama’s comments came on the second day in which same-sex couples were marrying in Alabama, the 38th state to allow same-sex couples to marry.

While Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has resisted the U.S. Supreme Court’s direction — going so far as to order probate judges on Feb. 8 not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples — several judges began issuing licenses anyway Monday morning. Moore’s order, and several probate judges’ own views of the law or marriage, have kept more than half of the counties from issuing licenses, but same-sex couples are marrying in three of the state’s four biggest counties — Jefferson, Madison, and Montgomery Counties. The fourth, Mobile County, is the subject of a Thursday hearing before the federal judge who has already ruled that the marriage ban is unconstitutional.

Obama also dismissed Moore’s attempts to foil the various federal courts’ moves, invoking Moore’s last high-profile clash with federal law over his efforts to bring a religious monument into the state supreme court building.

That dispute ended with his removal from the bench.

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“As it appears in …. full read”

http://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmith/obama-welcomes-supreme-court-move-to-end-patchwork-marriage#.rc2Bd2lEY

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~~It Is Time for Marriage Equality~~

President Obama

~~Published on Feb 11, 2015~~

In an interview with BuzzFeed News on Tuesday, February 10, President Barack Obama said that a “patchwork system” for same-sex marriage doesn’t make sense, adding it is time to recognize marriage equality for same-sex couples.

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37 states …. 13 states to go!

We ALL are ONE!! 

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