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  • Gay marriage foe's argument seems to leave Supreme Court justices puzzled

    Gay marriage foe's argument seems to leave Supreme Court justices puzzled
    Many people think they know what marriage is about: love, fidelity and the forming of stable families to raise children. But to hear the legal opponents of same-sex marriage, that represents flawed thinking. As the Supreme Court justices listened this...
  • Until the court do us part?

    In 2-1/2 hours of oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, Justice Anthony Kennedy asked the right question: whether it is appropriate for the Court to discard a definition of marriage that "has been with us for millennia," adding, "it's very...
  • Smug progressives might want to study history before pushing gay marriage

    Smug progressives might want to study history before pushing gay marriage
    Yesterday, on my way into Chipotle, I crossed paths with a guy wearing a bright pink T-shirt that screamed the following, in all caps: "I STAND ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY." Unsurprisingly, he looked rather proud of himself. He also looked like he...
  • Justice Kennedy's long road from Sacramento to landmark gay marriage case

    Justice Kennedy's long road from Sacramento to landmark gay marriage case
    Anthony M. Kennedy was a 44-year-old appeals court judge in Sacramento — a Republican appointee and happily-married Catholic — when he first confronted the question of whether the Constitution protected the rights of gays and lesbians. His...
  • Gay marriage: Discriminating for 'millennia' doesn't make it right

    To the editor: In response to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's question during oral arguments Tuesday about the definition of marriage being constant over "millennia," time does not legitimize any prejudice. ("Supreme Court weighs gay marriage;...
  • Justice Kennedy sent clearer signal in 2013 marriage case

    Two years ago, Justice Anthony Kennedy left little doubt during Supreme Court arguments that a part of the federal anti-gay marriage law was doomed. When the justices heard arguments Tuesday in a broader case about the right of same-sex couples to...
  • Justices uphold limits on judges' appeals for campaign cash

    A divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that states can ban judicial candidates from personally asking for campaign contributions, in a decision aimed at protecting the impartiality of elected judges. The justices' 5-4 ruling means that restrictions on...
  • After historic arguments, Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage

    After historic arguments, Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage
    Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday in historic arguments at the Supreme Court. But Kennedy's record on the issue could give encouragement to gay and lesbian...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Baltimore police enforce curfew with tear gas; streets once rocked by riots nearly empty Baltimore streets previously rocked by riots were eerily quiet early Wednesday as residents obeyed an all-night curfew enforced by 3,000 police and National...
  • What they said: Supreme Court quotes on gay marriage

    Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday about whether states must allow same-sex couples to marry and whether states must recognize gay marriages performed in other states: ___ Chief Justice John Roberts, on the institution of...
  • Quotations in the News

    "They aren't protesting. They aren't making a statement. They're stealing." — President Barack Obama on the violence in Baltimore, suggesting the rioters should be treated as criminals. ___ "Same-sex couples say, of course, 'We understand the...