Attorney Eric Holder is making sweeping changes about how the federal government extends rights to legally married same-sex couples, in areas where the federal government has jurisdiction. The move should add more fuel to the debate over the roles of the executive, Congress and the states in deciding social issues.
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Abigail Perkiss from Kean University looks at similarities between a proposal in Oklahoma to ban marriages of all types in the state, as a way to block same-sex marriages, and tactics used to block desegregation in the 1950s.
Lyle Denniston says the question of the correct constitutional standard about same-sex marriage is going to reach the Supreme Court in a way that can no longer be avoided
In this fourth article of a five-part series, Lyle Denniston looks ahead to the constitutional issues that will unfold in the campaign for same-sex marriage. The final article in the series will deal with election law. Earlier articles covered the war on terrorism, abortion, and health care.
Lyle Denniston looks at why it is hard to predict the progress of same-sex marriage across the nation, despite New Jersey’s move on Monday.