“The vote on the Defense of Marriage Act was very interesting. You had five justices saying this denies gays and lesbians equality and liberty guaranteed by the Constitution, and I think that says an awful lot because that will carry down the road in other cases. I think this may be a precursor for a ruling that says any discrimination based on sexual orientation by the state is suspect and will only be upheld in extraordinary circumstances.” More
On Wednesday, March 27, supporters and protestors of same-sex marriage gathered outside the Supreme Court as hearings on gay marriage cases proceeded inside. More
A religion reporter and a political analyst discuss the president's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court's decision to uphold Proposition 8 banning gay marriage.
The issue of same sex marriage has divided not just society at large, says Mormon church scholar Bob Rees. "It's divided churches, it's divided families, and some individuals are divided within themselves."