Another New Poll: Support for Gay Marriage Falls, Religious Liberty Concerns Skyrocket

Let me pat myself on the back: I was the first to notice the sharp drop in public support for gay marriage, and I figured it out based solely on the fact the  mainstream media was not reporting the toplines of a recent Reuters poll. That poll, conducted June 26-July 8, showed a 9 point drop in support for same-sex marriage (compared to a May Gallup poll with a similarly worded question). Now, a new AP poll, conducted July 9-July 13 (three weeks after Obergefell), confirms: support for gay marriage has dropped sharply and concern for religious liberty is skyrocketing.

15 Greatest Arguments Against Same-Sex Marriage by the Chief Justice

Chief Justice John Roberts’ dissent in Obergefell (imposing same-sex marriage in all 50 states) was hardly less blistering than the infamously sharp-tongued Justice Scalia.  Here are his top 15 critiques for Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion for the majority uncovering a new right to gay marriage: 15. Marriage is not irrational. “The fundamental right to marry does not include a right to make a State change its definition of marriage. And a State’s decision to maintain the meaning of marriage that has persisted in every culture throughout human history can hardly be called irrational.” 14. Kennedy stopped debate. “Supporters of same-sex

Pro-SSM Scholar: Kennedy’s SSM Opinion “Nothing to Do with Law”

Prof. Andrew Koppelman of Northwestern University Law school has long supported gay marriage—I debated him back in 2004 in a University of St. Thomas Law School symposium. He even believes the Constitution contains a right to same-sex marriage.  But even he could not stomach Justice Kennedy’s “reasoning” in Obergefell: The Supreme Court’s ruling Friday that the Constitution protects same-sex marriage was great news. The party pooper was the remarkably weak reasoning by which the Court got there. Reading the four dissents poke holes in Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion for the Court, I kept thinking, ‘Yeah, that’s fair,’ even though on the bottom

Top Five Zingers in Scalia’s Same-Sex Marriage Dissent

On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to redefine marriage across the nation to include same-sex unions.  Justice Antonin Scalia was one of the dissenting justices.  Here are the top five zingers from his blistering dissent: 5. “Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court. . . This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today) by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of

Someone Get These Justices a Dictionary

We need Supreme Court justices with better vocabularies.  After all, a majority of the Roberts Court couldn’t even define tax, state, or marriage. Frank Cannon is the president of American Principles in Action.

Scott Walker Responds to SCOTUS Ruling With Call for Amendment

In response to today’s Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, Scott Walker denounced the decision and called for a new amendment to the Constitution that would explicitly allow states to decide on this issue for themselves. His statement, reported by Politico: As a result of this decision, the only alternative left for the American people is to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to reaffirm the ability of the states to continue to define marriage. He also tweeted this statement: I believe SCOTUS’ decision is a grave mistake. 5 unelected judges have taken it upon themselves to redefine the

Christie Disagrees With Marriage Decision But Will “Support the Law of the Land”

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie released a video response to the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling, stating that he disagreed with the way the change was imposed but that elected officials’ duty was to implement it nationwide: Well listen, I agree with Justice — Chief Justice Roberts. As you know, that this is something that should be decided by the people and not by, I think he called them, five lawyers. I agree with that, I’ve said that before as to our Supreme Court. That this is something that shouldn’t be decided by a group of lawyers, but should be decided by

Religious Liberty Protections Are Now More Important Than Ever

Obergefell v. Hodges is indeed the next Roe v. Wade, serving as another example of the Supreme Court acting as a political body instead of a constitutional body. By inventing a constitutional right to gay marriage, the Court has now put our fundamental right to religious liberty in jeopardy. Will people of faith be persecuted for believing marriage is between one man and one woman? Will religious businesses cease to exist? The fight for religious liberty is now even more important. The Republican Party and its presidential candidates must affirm their support for religious liberty protections for people of faith.

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