Feb 9

Constitution Check: Do gay couples now have a constitutional right to get married?



Posted 2 years, 2 months ago.

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The language of rights, and especially of constitutional rights, is sometimes not used with precision. More can be claimed by a simple suggestion that rights exist than is, in fact, true.



Feb 7

California’s gay marriage ban nullified



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In a historic ruling, but one that the judges insisted was narrow in scope, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday nullified California’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, finding “Proposition 8” amounted to a form of unconstitutional discrimination against a “disfavored” group.