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April 28, 2015

This Morning's Chat In Washington

"'If Sue loves Joe and Tom loves Joe, Sue can marry him and Tom can’t,' [Chief Justice] Roberts said. 'Why isn’t that a straightforward question of sexual discrimination?'"

Yeah, why not, exactly?

Summary of today's arguments.

Transcript of the proceedings on the question of whether they 14th amendment really applies to ALL states, because surely now, they couldn't possibly have intended that amendment to apply to southern states or especially to those states that didn't want to extend equal rights to everyone. The court probably stated that more succinctly, something like must every state permit same-sex marriages.

Transcript of the proceedings on the question of whether all 50 states are really states in the United States subject to the Constitution or are we still under the Articles Of Confederation? They say they are deciding whether every state has to recognize all marriages performed in other states (as they have done since the beginning). There is a suggestion even Justice Scalia might go with this one.

Filed under Gay Issues | permalink | April 28, 2015 at 11:43 AM

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