Naperville Sun No long lines of cars at drop off or goodbyes at the bus stop: A behind-the-screens look at the remote start of the District school year. Despite only gaining the legal right less than a decade ago, many LGBTQ couples considered themselves married, or life partners, long before Illinois passed its legislation.
Religious organizations holding views on all sides of the case had reactions at the ready the moment the decision came down Friday. If I Am an International Student?
Nowhere, however, has the Court held that a state must offer the expressive benefits of marriage. It is no accident that the countries that have legalized or are considering legalizing same-sex marriage have some of the lowest fertility rates in the world.
If marriage is only for procreation, heterosexual couples unable or unwilling to have children should also be prevented from marrying. It seems, at least, to operate as an agent of recognition or the granting of dignity. Being able to make it, and to make it freely not under duress is taken to be definitive of adult human freedom.
It is plural in both content and meaning. And it forms alliances with religious bodies. People are hurt.
We have two months until the end of June. Thus, observant Jews abhor the eating of pork, but few if any would think that this religiously grounded abhorrence is a reason to make the eating of pork illegal. Some countries have broadened their perspective on this issue even though for many years, it has never been legally acknowledged, with some societies even considering it a taboo.
The divorce and sexual revolutions of the last four decades have seriously undercut the norm that couples should get and stay married if they intend to have children, are expecting a child, or already have children. But Breyer wouldn't let him go.
The reasons why a state liberalized its laws were complex, but at least some of them were economic: while couples lived out the residency requirement, they would spend money in the state.
Windsor did not address the validity of state marriage bans, but courts across the country, with few exceptions, said its logic compelled them to invalidate state laws that prohibited gay and lesbian couples from marrying.
These conflicting views from the high court "will tee up some questions squarely," according to Robin Fretwell Wilson, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, such as what the rules should be for faith-based organizations with regard to adoptions or moral conduct standards at religiously affiliated universities.
No longer may this liberty be denied to them. For most couples, their home is their largest asset, making it a prized possession during asset division.