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    President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    President Barack Obama, who didn't support same-sex marriage until May 2012, now says the Constitution guarantees the right to marry to gay and lesbian couples.In an article in the October 27 issue the New Yorker, Obama shared with Jeffrey Toobin his thoughts on why the Supreme Court hasn't decided the issue yet :

    Obama opposed marriage equality until May of 2012. He told me that he now believes the Constitution requires all states to allow same-sex marriage, an argument that his Administration has not yet made before the Supreme Court. "Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage in all fifty states," he said. "But, as you know, courts have always been strategic. There have been times where the stars were aligned and the Court, like a thunderbolt, issues a ruling like Brown v. Board of Education, but that’s pretty rare. And, given the direction of society, for the Court to have allowed the process to play out the way it has may make the shift less controversial and more lasting."
    Up to this point, every federal appeals court that's issued a ruling on same-sex marriage has agreed with Obama. The unanimity among the circuit courts is one reason the Supreme Court dismissed appeals for multiple same-sex marriage cases earlier this month. But if a circuit court were to rule against marriage equality, it's very likely the Supreme Court would feel obligated to step in.


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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    "President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage"

    Must have been in the fine print. I wonder why it took so long to find it.

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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Obama is replacing SCOTUS, now?
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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I thought he was a Constitutional scholar. He only thinks this now? Good timing on his part. He needs to get the base out to vote for (the likely losers in) his party.
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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Obama is replacing SCOTUS, now?


    It's a gradual process.

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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I thought he was a Constitutional scholar. He only thinks this now? Good timing on his part. He needs to get the base out to vote for (the likely losers in) his party.
    No, he was never one. He lectured on civil rights (as in black) only.

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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by dogtowner View Post
    No, he was never one. He lectured on civil rights (as in black) only.
    I was being facetious. He's no Constitutional scholar.
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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    "President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage"

    Must have been in the fine print. I wonder why it took so long to find it.
    Took a while for the polls to indicate a majority in favor.
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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Obama is replacing SCOTUS, now?
    So, if someone on this forum says same sex marriage bans are constitutional, or unconstitutional, that person has replaced SCOTUS? Any time someone expresses their opinion on a constitutional issue, they think themselves a federal judge?

    Do you think you have replaced SCOTUS? You've expressed opinions too.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Just more proof of Obama's incompetence.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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