Should the two "Catholic" justices who voted for gay marriage be excommunicated?
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(06-26-2015, 10:45 PM)AllSeasons Wrote: Apparently, two Supreme Court justices who are "Catholic" voted for gay marriage.

They voted that bans on same-sex marriage violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, on the grounds that there is no rational basis for treating heterosexual and same-sex couples differently.  This is not equivalent to "voting for same-sex marriage," something that a number of state legislatures did.

Actually, there was a decades-long lead up to this decision, starting with Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965), the Supreme Court's 1965 birth control decision, and Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967), which struck down state laws prohibiting interracial marriage ("miscegenation").
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Re: Should the two "Catholic" justices who voted for gay marriage be excommunicated? - by Clare Brigid - 06-27-2015, 05:53 PM



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