Supreme Court Extends Same-Gender Marriage Nationwide

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sgmThe Supreme Court declared Friday that same-gender couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.

Sam-gender couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-gender marriage.

The outcome is the culmination of two decades of Supreme Court litigation over marriage, and “Toeiva  (gay) rights” generally.

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, just as he did in the court’s previous three major gay rights cases dating back to 1996. It came on the anniversary of two of those earlier decisions.

“No union is more profound than marriage,” Kennedy wrote, joined by the court’s four more liberal justices.

The stories of the people asking for the right to marry “reveal that they seek not to denigrate marriage but rather to live their lives, or honor their spouses’ memory, joined by its bond,” Kennedy said.

The four dissenting justices each filed a separate opinion explaining their views, but they agreed that states and their voters should have been left with the power to decide who can marry.

Justice Antonin Scalia said he is not concerned so much about same-gender marriage, but about “this court’s threat to American democracy.” Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas also dissented.

President Barack Obama welcomed the decision via Twitter, calling it “a big step in our march toward equality.”

The ruling will not take effect immediately because the court gives the losing side roughly three weeks to ask for reconsideration. But some state officials and county clerks might decide there is little risk in issuing marriage licenses to same-gender couples.

(AP)


32 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks to Supreme Court “Justice” Ruth Ginsburgh (yamach shmo) American Goyim will blame Yiden for the destruction of their country. The dark clouds are gathering over our heads.

  2. It couldn’t come on a more appropriate day!
    Today is ו’ חוקת, a day of infamy for millennia, for the עם קדוש and עניני קדושה.
    Shame, Shame, Shame!
    I used to have respect for the American Supreme Court – not the Israeli one, but that is also now gone!
    Shame! Shame! Shame!

  3. I respectfully request that you remove the picture of the picketers, they represent a culture whose glorification of homosexuality has tragically seeped into our society, we need to cleanse ourselves of this impurity. Thank you.

  4. Such an Event happens on the 9th of Tammuz. At the same time ISIS has three attacks in the world. In the year 3175 Nevuchadnetzar’s army breached the walls of Yerushalayim prior to the destruction of the first Beis Hamikdash. May Hashem and the Jewish People’s Zechusim Protect the USA.

  5. According to two sources ,this is sign of Amalek

    The US, used to be, in Lincoln’s words “the last best hope on the earth”

    It had a nice run

    Nevermore

  6. # 1 i recently was in Lakewood for Shabbos and the Rabbi of the shule during a mussar shmooze mentioned Ben Gurion’s name and said “Yemach shmo”. Not that i agree with the current law passed however mentioning “Yemach Shemo” on a jew is inappropriate as well as calling israeli soldiers Nazis.
    Please save that temonoligy for Amalek and Hitler Yimach shemom.
    Mowshe

  7. Since we the Orthodox community in it’s entirety caused the marriage bill in NY which led to this moment we are responsible and we must do Teshuva!

    Chatanu Tzuranu Slach Lanu YOetzranu

    The Future of the Western World depends not so much on this evil court decision, but on what we conservatives do today and the day afterwards!
    It Goes with out saying that we should never vote for a pro gay candidate again

    An example of what you can do: I suggest everyone who lives in Lakewood call up
    Congressman Chris Smith (609) 286-2571
    and demand “he sponsor a constitutional amendment banning same sex “marriage” across the country including the state of New Jersey”

  8. don’t think for a second this is the end of their agenda.

    warning to all bal kories reading the Torah on Yom Kippur in a few years will get you a jail sentence.

    25 years ago “no one” would have predicted this day would have happened
    25 years ago “no one” would have predicted photographers would be fined for refusing to photograph these “Weddings”
    25 years ago “no one” would have predicted that a internet dating website would have been sued for not having an “alternative” option
    25 years ago “no one” would have thought that they will routinely read to kids in school books like “King and King
    25 years ago no would would have believed that an Orthodox Jewish speaker would have voted for a same sex “marriage” bill along with the legislators of many other Jewish communities that the Orthodox Jewish vote is required to get elected
    25 years ago no one would believe that a City named after the person who was known as the biggest kanui in America would have voted (more than his margin of victory) for a man who had a so called “Wedding”

    what will be 25 years from now?

    chatanu tsiranu slach lanu yosteranu

  9. #13, baale Boose, ו חוקת is brought down in many ספרים as a day of תענית. See it the פרי מגדים, I think it’s אורח חיים סימן תקפ.

  10. To: #15 mowshe

    “mentioning “Yemach Shemo” on a jew” who causes death and destruction to other Jews is very appropriate. It was very appropriate to reserve this phrase for Bolsheviks, Yevsekzia and Yudenrat Nazi collaborators in the pas, just like today for Erav Rav that destroys Ydeshkeit and common human civilized values.

  11. The goyim do many perverse things. They have been doing perverse things for countless generations. It isn’t a hiddush by them.

    The only religious group that is serious committed to opposing gay marriage is the Muslims, withwhom we are for all purposes at war with. Most Christians don’t object.

    Arguably the repeal of the laws against the crimes of adultery and fornication (non-marital relations) was a bigger change, and that was done a long time ago.

    The legalization of polygamy is next, and that does affect since some people hold that takana against polygamy only applies in country’s where the goyim prohibit polygamy.

  12. מדרש רבה (כו): רב הונא בשם רבי אמר דור המבול לא נימוחו מן העולם עד שכתבו גמומסיות לזכר ולבהמה

  13. Yaapchik
    it’s also 9 of tamuz in which the Babylonians destroyed the walls of Yerushalim, according to the MA we should still fast for this

  14. There is plenty of blame to go around. Let us start with Unzera Organizations/Mosdos who to this very day STILL honor these perverts by their dinners! They schmeck & leck with them and are MICHANEFF them in the worst way! But its ALTZ FAAR GELT $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ so the Torah is maater it according to them. THEY are the cause of this Hashchasa! So stop with this “call your Congressman” business. You should say “call your Frum Organization/Yeshiva/Mosad”!!! They brought the Churban!!! Its not the Goyim. Its the Yidden!!! The system is broken!

  15. Every single one of you leaving hate-filled comments need to remember what destroyed the beit hamikdash. Sinat Chinam. Stop hating and judging others and start working on yourselves. You are the reason the rest of the world hates Jews.

  16. intelligenceandconscience

    maybe that’s why this decision came out on the 9th of tamuz, a fast day for the commemoration of the destruction of Yerushlim by beis rishon

    We know beis rishon was destroyed because of giluy arayus

  17. To #25: intelligenceandconscience

    You also should remember what destroyed Sodom and Gommorah. The reason the world hates Jews is because of Hillul Hashems like Ruth Ginsburgh (yamach shmo).

  18. #25 intelligenceandconscience

    are you wicked or just insane?!

    #15
    The Chofetz Chaim stated emphatically that you are supposed
    to say yemach sh’mo on such people [and possibly on those who defend them as well] !!

  19. you all should get your heads outa your behinds. stop hating. you arnt better than the next person, you arnt more frum than the next. this gay marriage allows so many peopel to live together in happiness w/o being threatened or beaten. you people seem to forget what destroyed the world. HATE TOWARDS ANOTHER PERSON!!! Grow up people. you arnt perfect. let them be. You arnt the one to make the rules

  20. To: real dude

    You are trolling in the wrong place. This site is for Torah observant Yiden. take you comments elsewhere like GayNet (YNet) website.

  21. @rherealdude…you are right we don’t make the rules…you know who does? G-d and do you know what he says about gay people? A lot worse than the comments above. So while your naive comment is compassionate I think I’ll side with g-d on this one…

  22. By the real dude: stop commenting on this site if your a plain old anti Semite. Enough with the foul language and maybe you should start getting your morals straight. 1 more tip: if you don’t want everyone to see know who you really are maybe stop referring to the Jewish people as you people ( discluding yourself)