Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how the Supreme Court must depend upon others to put its judgments such as the same-sex marriage decision into effect.
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Late Friday morning, President Barack Obama addressed the nation about the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, calling it a “victory for America.
A divided Supreme Court said on Friday that the Constitution’s 14th Amendment recognizes a national right to same-sex marriage.
As the Supreme Court nears a decision on same-sex marriages, observers of Court history have noted that June 26 already has special significance for decisions that have favored gay rights in landmark cases.
North Carolina’s House on Thursday overrode and effectively passed a state law that allows government officials to refuse to marry people, including same-sex couples, by citing a religious objection.