Now, I hadn't even considered that the Court would find this way out: that if Prop8 applied, NO ONE gets the title "marriage" for their state-sanctioned union Don't be so sure. They actually sent up a signal flare that that was what would have to be done, in their May 15th decision of last year. They said "We can either give same-sex couples access to marriage, or we can set up some entirely new institution that includes all couples and stop allowing marriage at all," essentially. So I think they will do it, if they uphold Prop 8, and if so, you'll see a repeal effort so fast it'll make your head spin. I'm hoping they won't uphold it, though.
Douglas Kmiec - Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
The Diocese of Scranton and Marywood University refused to host a conservative Catholic speaker this weekend after the organizations determined that he had expressed views at odds with the school's and church's values, they said on Thursday. Michael Voris, who produces television and radio shows about Catholic issues, was scheduled to speak at two events Saturday arranged by a Harveys Lake couple at Marywood and Our Lady of Victory Catholic church in Harveys Lake. After Marywood canceled the event, titled "Living Catholicism Radically," it was to be relocated to the diocese's St. Paul Elementary School before the diocese also refused to host Voris. In a two-sentence statement, the Catholic university said Voris "was initially invited to speak at Marywood University as a conservative Catholic commentator" and the school "later became aware of views expressed by Mr.
Government Shouldn’t Decide Who Can Marry
AS a political, legal and social issue, same-sex marriage seems to be now where interracial marriage was about 50 years ago. A large majority of the public and most politicians say they oppose gay marriage. Some church leaders say it violates natural law and the Scriptures.
Will gay couples soon be able to fly to Massachusetts, get married and be recognized as spouses nationwide? And what about the so-called Defense of Marriage Act or acts? There is one for the federal government and 37 others around the country. HUME: First of all, it appears to me from what I've read in the opinion, and it goes on for some length, that this is basically an equal protection under law decision. That the court ruled that marriage has protections and benefits that are conferred by the state.