Roe That institution—even as confined to opposite-sex relations—has evolved over time. In any particular case one Clause may be thought to capture the essence of the right in a more accurate and comprehensive way, even as the two Clauses may converge in the identification and definition of the right.
It is now crucial that as a country we protect religious freedom and the right of conscience and also not discriminate," Bush said in his statement.
Retrieved May 28, Far from seeking to devalue marriage, the petitioners seek it for themselves because of their respect—and need—for its privileges and responsibilities. The petitioners claim the respondents violate the Fourteenth Amendment by denying them the right to marry or to have their marriages, lawfully performed in another State, given full recognition.
Supreme Court's action in a similar case, Baker v. The Washington Examiner. These new insights have strengthened, not weakened, the institution of marriage.
The first, presented by the cases from Michigan and Kentucky, is whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex. In Eisenstadt v. The justices' opinions in Obergefell are consistent with their opinions in Windsor which rejected DOMA's recognition of only opposite-sex marriages for certain purposes under federal law.
Richardson, U. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. CNN Politics. Before Friday's ruling, gay marriage had already been made legal in 37 states and the District of Columbia — by either legislative or voter action or by federal courts that overturned state' bans.
A third basis for protecting the right to marry is that it safeguards children and families and thus draws meaning from related rights of childrearing, procreation, and education. Confucius taught that marriage lies at the foundation of government.
Obama calls same-sex marriage case plaintiff on live TV.