Gay Community Celebrates, But Baltimore Archbishop Calls 2 Supreme Court Rulings On Marriage Equality ‘Troubling’
A pair of Supreme Court rulings were a victory for supporters of same-sex marriage. The decision is bringing an emotional response on both sides of the issue.
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. The high court also cleared way for same-sex unions in California, but avoided ruling on gay marriage.
President Barack Obama is applauding the Supreme court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. Obama says the court “has righted a wrong, and our country is better off for it.”
Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration will do everything in its power to ensure fair voting in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling stopping part of the Voting Rights Act enforcement.
Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell’s Tidewater Virginia drawl could make the word “court” sound as if it had two syllables. And Justice Clarence Thomas, though he doesn’t talk much, speaks in a deep baritone.
Landmark decision. The Supreme Court rules to allow Maryland to continue taking DNA samples from people arrested for violent crimes–before they are convicted.
The crowds in front of the Supreme Court Wednesday were just as large as they were Tuesday. The difference is Wednesday, there were very few opponents of same-sex marriage.
Massive crowds flock to the nation’s capital as the Supreme Court takes up the issue of same-sex marriage. Tuesday, the high court held the first of two hearings on a pair of cases that could make history.
Thousands of people lined the streets in front of the Supreme Court as justices heard arguments for and against marriage equality.
On Tuesday the issue of same-sex marriage will be in front of the nation’s highest court. This week, justices will hear arguments on two cases that could define marriage for the nation.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited Baltimore on Thursday, giving several hundred people a chance to hear about the high court and the journey to get there.
A big crowd in Baltimore gathered to see the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.