I would also recommend this clip of Jon Ralston on this subject: https://www.ralstonreports.com/blog/nevada-embarrasses-itself-gay-marriage-again#.UwPKc4WO3Kd
As the controversy continues in some quarters over the decision by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto to haul down the now tattered “No Same Sex Marriage” banner, and let the Sevcik v. Sandoval case drop quietly, most of the arguments that can be made in favor of a ban on same sex marriages seem to have been made.
The legal issues revolve around whether or not a court has the jurisdiction to render a decision concerning laws related to marriage. The answer so far is Yes. The Supreme Court dipped into this territory in the 1967 Loving v. Virginia case in which Virginia’s ban on inter-racial marriage was struck down as unconstitutional. Justice Warren was quick to point out that the ban was contrary to the equal protection of the laws according to the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The inclusion of racial…
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