The Supreme Court Of The United States

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The Supreme Court of the United States ruled on a major case that will affect millions of Americans in one way or another. This ruling has been decades in the making and was certainly going to be controversial no matter how it turned out. The key issue is whether or not gays and lesbians had the same constitutional right that heterosexual people do in regards to marriage. Not too long ago the concept of this even being considered by the high court would’ve been unfathomable. The 5 to 4 court ruling favoring the plaintiffs has shocked many generations of religious and conservative people. According to Liptak in Justice Kennedy’s statement he wrote” Marriage is a keystone of our social order and the plaintiffs in the case were seeking equal dignity in the eyes of the law (2015).” This seems to sum up perfectly the reasoning coming from most liberal, moderate, and democrats as to why the ruling was a good thing. Some will say that they saw this decision coming because of the fact that some states had already legalized gay marriage. Liptak also cited that “polls indicating that most Americans now approve of the unions” was also a factor (2015). The court’s other judges that ruled against had some strong opinions. A quote by Chief Justice Roberts gave the impression that this decision was based off of ideological beliefs rather than law. “But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it (2015).” Justice Scalia also had a rather scathing opinion,

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