On June 26, a divided Supreme Court ruled in a five-to-four decision that same-sex couples nationwide have the Constitutional right to marry. Until the decision, same-sex couples were barred from marriage in fourteen states.
Monday, October 6 saw same-sex marriage's greatest stride since 2013, when the Supreme Court announced it would not hear appeals to lower court rulings, which effectively legalizes same-sex marriage in five new states.
Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will decide whether or not to take on the case of Proposition 8. If the court does choose to hear the case, they could make a decision that would affect not just California, but the whole country.
Maryland voters passed several historic initiatives and continued to support Democrat candidates in the election Tuesday. Marylanders voted in favor of questions 4, 6 and 7 and reelected Sen. Ben Cardin (D) and seven House incumbents, six of whom are Democrats.
On May 8, we became less of a country as North Carolina passed a constitutional ban on gay marriage. Instead of America, we should drop the "A" and call ourselves "'Merica," a crude and tacky denomination of our country that better reflects dogmatic beliefs getting more weight than public opinion. With North Carolina's amendment, we give one more reason why European nations such as France, Portugal and Sweden think we're dumb.
Election years bring controversial issues to the forefront of national debate and this year gay marriage is fueling much of the discussion. However, there seems to be a pattern: as more people oppose gay rights, more people fight back.
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