The Constitution protects religious beliefs. They would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians by those who have a religious objection to same-sex marriage. Alito and Thomas made their views known on Monday when the court denied review in what should have been an easy case involving Kim Davis, a court clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue wedding licenses to same-sex couples. If Davis had prevailed, then clerks with a religious objection to interracial or interfaith marriages could likewise refuse to issue marriage licenses.
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Hodges, which made same-sex marriage legal across the United States. That same day, Sept. It added that when asked by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse , D-R. Brad Polumbo, a journalist who is gay, recently wrote an article for The Washington Examiner in which he argued that concerns regarding Barrett are overblown.
Same-sex marriage at risk as Supreme Court gets more conservative
By Andrew Chung. Reuters - Two conservative justices mounted a fresh attack on Monday on the landmark ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide even as the U. Supreme Court rebuffed a bid by a former Kentucky official to avoid lawsuits over her refusal to grant marriage licenses to two same-sex couples. The court turned away an appeal by Kim Davis, who had served as Rowan County clerk, of a lower court ruling that let the lawsuits accusing her of violating the constitutional rights of the couples proceed. In an opinion accompanying that action, Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justice Samuel Alito, wrote that the same-sex marriage ruling, known as Obergefell v.
The views expressed here are his own. Read more opinion on CNN. Wade, the case in which the Supreme Court legalized abortion across the country. Such conversations are not surprising given the role that Justice Ginsburg played in advancing women's rights and Judge Barrett's writings as a judge and a law professor.