Listen to oral arguments in Supreme Court gay marriage case

Listen to oral arguments in Supreme Court gay marriage case

Part 1 audio from April 28, 2015 oral arguments made before the U.S. Supreme Court on constitutional challenges to state gay marriage bans.

 

 

39 Comments on “Listen to oral arguments in Supreme Court gay marriage case”

  1. We see that the anti-gay folk in these comments are still just spewing the same tired old rhetoric that has repeatedly been debunked in case after case after case as the irrational and unsupported nonsense that it is. All they have are tired old 'slippery slope' logic fallacies that fail to offer an argument on THIS issue, tired old 'appeal to tradition' logic fallacies that have never insulated a civil law from scrutiny for constitutional compliance, irrelevant negative comments about gay citizens which don't do anything to explain what valid beneficial purpose could possibly be served by these laws which do nothing but deny same sex couples access to the rights and protections of legal civil marriage, irrelevant references to religious beliefs as if they fail to understand the basic difference between a legal civil marriage and a symbolic religious wedding ceremony, and various other non-arguments that have all repeatedly failed to provide any explanation for how laws that deny civil marriage to same sex couples could possibly comply with the principles of the Constitution and be allowed to remain in effect. They have nothing.

  2. @*****
    its clear you hate Americans and hate American core values… you suggest deporting people and incarcerating them on mass scale?
    you are a fucking nazi…
    you belong in Iran, with ISIS or the Taliban… they believe as you do… they are also very religiously conservative and right wing.
    and look at you: you're grossly obese, lazy, uneducated, perverted… you have obvious mental problems…
    get the fuck out of my country you freedom hating, anti American piece of shit coward.
    you're nothing but a scared little pussy.

  3. Then they will make it a crime to even think gay marriage is against God's will. They will arrest you for even standing up for biblical principles. This is nothing new, it has been happening for ages when the god of this world Satan declared war against God's people. Repent because Jesus is coming back and he WILL cast evil into the lake of fire for the sake of his people. Humble yourself and seek his grace, God bless.

  4. BREAKING NEWS – THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS CONFIRMED THAT THE CONSTITUTION ASSURES THAT SAME SEX COUPLES CANNOT BE DENIED THEIR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO MARRY. THIS RULING HAS BROUGHT MARRIAGE FOR SAME SEX COUPLES TO THE ENTIRE NATION.
    EXCERPT FROM THE RULING:
    " No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies
    the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice,
    and family. In forming a marital union, two people become
    something greater than once they were. As some of
    the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage
    embodies a love that may endure even past death. It
    would misunderstand these men and women to say they
    disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do
    respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its
    fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned
    to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s
    oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the
    eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. "

  5. It is NO victory except for Satan.  The US has now made a sin part of the law of the land by condoning it.   This was the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah – they as a society condoned and supported sin.  Judgment will fall on the USA very soon for this moral side away from God.

  6. GOD WILL RETALIATE UPON THOSE IN THE SUPREME COURT RESPONSIBLE FOR PASSING THIS ONE. THE LETTER "D' FOR DEVIL IS WRITTEN ALL OVER THIS ONE. "GAY' MEANS THE INFLUENCE BY A DEMONIC ENTITY that influence this sort of lifestyle. Remember the DEVIL was cast out along with 1/3 of the angels. These angels have no flesh and reside within the flesh of humans. HOMOSEXUALITY IS THE WORK OF DEVIL.

  7. CHEF GIGI MON AMI, ORIGINAL KITCHEN QUEEN!!!! Grew up in SF!!!!

    Chef GIGI MON AMI talks about her experiences in Europe as a woman Chef; the difficulties, joy, challenges-

    working with Chef Marco Pierre White, ( nut!!!) and the youngest Chef to ever have a Michelin star-

    then Sous Chef Gordon Ramsay- who was actually very nice to Gigi; she visited with his younger brother Ronnie at his Mum's council flat once; Gordon really came from nothing so it was amazing to see where he came from-

    she worked in Switzerland; Rome; London; San Francisco-

    Drew Barrymore to play her in Moon On A Platter, ( her book)…good interview on YouTube

    VOTE FOR GIGI!!!!!

  8. I just came here to laugh my ass off because despite all the bigots…..gay marriage is now legal and always will be in the US.  Eat it, medieval-brained buffoons.

  9. Man is living lower than beast. God word say, the nation that forget God will go down, America is so low she have to reach up, to touch the bottom. How can our President sing Amazing Grace, and defy and dishonor, along with the Supreme Court, and American's, the very God, that have so amazingly been so gracious to America.You all have caused the judgement of Almighty God upon America. I am ashamed to be called an American. God judged and destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, and He is going to do the same to America for her sin.

  10. 5 supreme court justices, our president, practicing homosexuals, and those who support this sin, are all claiming that they know better than God does. The Word of God is clear – unless they repent, they cannot inherit the coming kingdom on earth.

  11. BREAKING NEWS – today, both the territories of PUERTO RICO and the U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS began issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples.

  12. the opposing guy argument was so stupid and embarrassing. i can't believe he came to the supreme court with that argument. i cringed listening to him. the secondhand harassment was real!!!!

  13. Hey "dubhad" :
    1. You said: "queers were not excluded from marriage before"
    – Nope, that's the same idiotic non-argument that was already tried by those who opposed ending other types of unnecessary and unconstitutional restrictions in civil marriage laws. When the laws against interracial marriage were being challenged, those opposed said "they can just marry someone of the same race, just like us! It's not discrimination!" And the court made it very clear what they thought of that "argument". It's nothing but a specious word game. The right to marry includes the right to marry the consenting person you CHOOSE to marry, free of unnecessary restrictions and intrusions by the state and its laws. It is a "fundamental right", central to a citizen's capacity to autonomously direct their own life, and laws cannot interfere with such deeply personal and fundamental rights without a valid reason – and there was no such valid reason for laws to deny same sex couples the rights and protections of legal civil marriage.

    2. You said: "the only thing to be judged is whether the Constitution defines what marriage is"
    – Nope, that was not the legal question before the court in this case, nor in any of the other 50 + state and federal court cases which examined this issue. The question before the court was whether the specific state laws which denied the legal rights and protections of civil marriage to same sex couples had any legitimate reason to do so, or whether they harmed the affected citizens for no legitimate reason and amounted to nothing more than discrimination for it's own sake and therefore violated the Constitution.

    3. You said: "every legal source about marriage says marriage is a union between one man and one woman"
    – No, the legal definitions of which couples were legally eligible to enter into a legal civil marriage began including same sex couples over a decade ago, and even if that were not the case, your "argument" is a pointless "definitional fallacy" – simply stating that something has not historically been allowed by the law is not an argument that explains why it must not be allowed.

    4. You said: " so to change that it needs new state laws "
    – Nope, all that needed to be done in all of those rulings in various courts all over the country was to overturn the specific law that PREVENTED same sex couples from being allowed to legally marry, which then allowed then to go to City Hall or a county court house and get a legal "Certificate of legal Marriage" like other couples. No new laws were enacted.

    5. You said: "that needs the assent of the people through the democratic process."
    – nope, we can vote on lots of things but we do not subject constitutional rights of citizens to a vote by the general public. Where on earth did you ever get that idea?

    6. You said: "unelected judges attempting to impose their own personal political views on everyone, instead to doing their legal job. "
    – that entire comment was just pointless rhetoric. The Supreme Court did exactly what they were supposed to do, just like all of the various other state and federal courts who had previously ruled on this same question in the previous three years. They reviewed the arguments and evidence from both sides and examined the law to determine if it complied with the mandates of the Constitution. And, just as fifty+ other courts had already done, they found that laws which were enacted to deny the rights and legal protections of civil marriage to same sex couples were harmful to the targeted group of citizens, denied these citizens their rights and important legal protections, and failed to serve any legitimate purpose for a law in the process. When asked to explain why such laws were necessary, and why such harm and denial of equal legal treatment ought to be allowed to remain in effect, the state was entirely unable to offer an argument to justify this. Such laws failed to survive the most lenient level of judicial scrutiny for a law and were not even rationally related to a legitimate purpose for a law. They did nothing but allow one group to harm another group simply because they wished to do so. They were blatantly unjust and unconstitutional.

    I suggest you take the opportunity to actually read some of those 50+ rulings, which spell this all out in plain English.

  14. THE RIPPLE effect is commencing, there are people suffering with "consensual incest desires" and they will be using the same arguments and rhetoric that the ones suffering with homosexual tendencies, you don't believe me, research it.

  15. Its so pathetic that they argue that Marriage was defined as some sort of insult / or hatred to gays or that the word was coined and acted with malice.. what arrogance

  16. States and society loves to place black children with gay couples because no one wants to adopt a black child and they are cheapest to adopt yet studies would show that this is the most detrimental thing you could do to black child

  17. One of the lawyers stated gays/lesbian had been afforded all the liberties of heterosexuals: they live out their lives openly, they contribute to the community, they raise families and etc (which they do) yet this alphabet mob today wants to paint the narrative that they face the same discriminations is not worse, that African American faced during the civil rights struggle… they are fighting for their behavior to be socially acceptable…. African American had to fight to be seen as HUMANS and then for civil rights (of which they still fight for today) in lieu of the alphabet adgenda whose ultimate goal is the silence the grievance and current plight of blacks today… the government wants the alaphbet addenda to me the prime "minority" agdena on their books

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