"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
If one group of judges can go way out of the box to make decisions, why can't another group of judges go way out of the box to make a 'reversal' decision? Ya know, for example, prohibition was repealed. I believe in the prohibition reversal, public opinion did as much as anything to cause the reversal. There isn't a plurality of americans who believe in marriage for everyone, yet.
Last edited by cabse5; 06-14-13 at 12:31 PM.
Can the marriage for everyone law in some states be repealed? The answer is yes. No apples to oranges. Continue to nitpick.
Rational basis review, in U.S. constitutional law, refers to the lowest of three levels of scrutiny applied by courts when considering constitutional questions, including due process or equal protection questions under the Fifth Amendment or Fourteenth Amendment. "Rational basis review" simply means that the enactment in question is "rationally related" to a "legitimate" governmental reason offered as its justification. Rational basis review is the lowest, default level of scrutiny that a court applies when engaging in judicial review in the United States. The higher levels of scrutiny are intermediate scrutiny and strict scrutiny. Rational basis review does not usually apply in situations where a suspect or quasi-suspect classification is involved, or a fundamental right is implicated.
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Goodridge v. Department of Public Health
In a 50-page, 4–3 ruling on November 18, 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found that the state may not "deny the protections, benefits and obligations conferred by civil marriage to two individuals of the same sex who wish to marry."
The court gave the State Legislature 180 days to "take such action as it may deem appropriate" before issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
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