An anti-gay marriage case goes before the highest court in the land this week, and we’d like to get your take on how justices should decide.
Can a state ban gay marriage? That’s the question going before the United States Supreme Court this week as opponents of California’s Proposition 8, which effectively bans gay marriage, take their arguments to the highest court in the land. That proposition was approved by California voters in 2008, which was the same year Floridian’s passed a state constitutional amendment that prohibits gay marriage here. The premise of the challenge is that the United States Constitution’s Equal Protection clause found in the 14th Amendment effectively prohibits states like California (and Florida) from defining marriage as solely a union between man and woman. If the case makes it through a technical hurdle, justices are expected to hear arguments this…
In a 110-page decision Thursday, the Supreme Court affirmed its support for a major health reform that will transform how care is delivered. Was the court correct?
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, ruled in support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Thursday. The landmark decision is likely to affect every American for years to come. Most immediately, it will enable the health care reforms – passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama – to take effect. They had been mired in lawsuits in lower courts. What do you think? Was it the right decision for you and your family? Voice your views in the comments section below. Dubbed ObamaCare, the reform package mandates that everyone pay into the health care coverage system. It requires individuals not covered by an employer or the government to buy health insurance. The ruling focused on the constitutionality of President Obama's…