I ndiana Gov. After criticism from the business community, Pence signed an amendment to the law intended to protect gays and lesbians. But it was not his first brush with criticism from the LGBT community. In , as head of the Republican Study Committee, a group of the most-conservative House members, Pence rose in support of a constitutional amendment that would have defined marriage as between a man and a woman.
Same-Sex Marriage License Laws
Chick fil A CEO's gay marriage remarks still impact reputation
Both in the U. Accordingly, more and more people are starting to acknowledge the flawed nature of all arguments which oppose the legalization of same-sex marriage. This article discusses 10 of the most common positions presented by opponents of marriage equality and outlines why each deserves a failing grade. The most basic argument presented by gay marriage opponents purports that marriage between two people of the same sex is "not natural" and is in violation of the "natural order.
The Price of Gay Marriage
Nina Totenberg. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito issued a broadside against the high court's same-sex marriage decision on Monday when the court declined to hear a case brought by a former Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue a marriage license for such couples. The two justices agreed with the decision not to hear the case but used the occasion to take a legal baseball bat to the court's decision Obergefell v. Hodges , which declared that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry under the 14th Amendment guarantee to equal protection of the law.
Balloons spell out the word "love" over the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, , after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US. Led by conservative Justice and Reagan appointee, Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court ruled Friday, in a decision, in favor of same-sex marriage. Despite the often binary depiction in the media, this decision is in fact a landmark victory for conservative principles. Consistent conservatives should frame their views in accordance with the fundamental belief that individuals, not governments, have the right to determine the course of their own lives.