Crowds rallied in the West Village Wednesday, celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday striking down a provision of a federal law that denied federal benefits to gay married couples.
The Supreme Court has issued a pair of significant but incomplete victories for supporters of gay marriage.
Justices heard arguments Wednesday in a New York City woman’s case that challenges the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
They mostly kept their distance, these supporters and opponents of gay marriage, as they massed Tuesday in front of the Supreme Court to proclaim with signs and slogans their conflicting views about the cutting-edge question before the justices.
Tuesday will mark the moment thousands of couples across the Tri-State Area and the entire nation have been waiting for. The U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on two cases that could define what marriage is.
The demonstration comes as the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on two cases this week.
Gay rights activists in New Jersey hope the U.S. Supreme Court will establish a constitutional right to gay marriage and end a prohibition in that state.
Since California’s Proposition 8, which basically outlaws gay marriage, has been ruled unconstitutional, what effect does Gov. Chris Christie think the ruling will have on his preference to have New Jersey voters decide on the issue?