Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sea change in public opinion about marriage

Chief Justice refutes claim that gay lobby is politically powerless
An artist's rendering shows the U.S. Supreme Court in session for oral arguments in a case challenging California's Proposition 8 in Washington. CNS photo / Art Lien, Reuters.
A story by Catholic News Agency says U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts suggested that the gay community is so politically powerful that it does not need special protections.

"I suppose the sea change has a lot to do with the political force and effectiveness of people representing" gay marriage, Roberts said March 27 while listening to arguments over the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

"As far as I can tell, political figures are falling over themselves to endorse your side of the case," he told Roberta Kaplan, the attorney representing Edith Windsor, who contracted a civil union with another woman in New York.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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