Wednesday, July 08, 2015

4 Questions from the Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling

In a 5-4 ruling on June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the right of same-sex couples to marry is part of the Fourteenth Amendment's guarantees of due process and equal protection of the laws, and therefore any state law that in any way limits this right is unconstitutional and void. The effect of the Court's decision was to invalidate laws and constitutional provisions in 13 states defining marriage solely as a union between one man and one woman.

For many church leaders, the central issue is the impact of the Court's ruling on religious practices. In particular.... Keep reading

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