Results tagged “Supreme Court” from Last Word

"A few thousand people who claim to be homosexuals cannot dictate rules for the majority; they cannot decide what is right and what is wrong." Prakash Sharma, spokesperson for the conservative Hindu group Vishwa Hindu Parishad, praising the decision of India's Supreme Court to overturn a lower court's decision to decriminalize homosexuality. The decision once again makes gay sex ... [Read]

"Suppose a state said, because we think that the focus of marriage really should be on procreation, we're not going to give marriage anymore to any couple where both people are over the age of 55. Would that be constitutional?" -- Justice Elena Kagan "If you redefine marriage to include same-sex couples, you must -- you must permit adoption ... [Read]

Pro-Gay United for Marriage Rally On Tuesday, March 26, a large rally is set to take place at the Supreme Court at 8:30 am. The address is 1 First Street NE, in Washington, DC. The rally was organized by United for Marriage (Light the Way to Justice), a coalition of diverse entities which, according to their website, began as ... [Read]

“It is through this brief these citizens can speak so that the anti-equality opinions of the current state administration, as represented by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, do not constitute the only Virginia voice speaking to the Supreme Court.” -- Robin Gorsline, president of People of Faith for Equality in Virginia, which joined LGBT rights organization Equality Virginia and others across ... [Read]

“Proposition 8 deprives the children of same-sex couples of the benefits of being raised in a secure, protected family unit with two married parents. In doing so, it works against the states’ efforts to ‘strengthen the modern family in its many variations.’ The states favor – and therefore encourage – marriage over transient relationships because marriage promotes stable family ... [Read]