The Waite Court (1888)

The National Organization is claiming that the Utah decision to strike down that state’s anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendment is the product of an Obama appointed activist judge. But nothing could be further from the truth. The link below is to the American Foundation for Equal Rights website, and a post listing 14 cases where the US Supreme Court has ruled that marriage is a fundamental right.


From the post:

Fourteen times since 1888, the United States Supreme Court has stated that marriage is a fundamental right of all individuals.  In these cases, the Court has reaffirmed that “freedom of personal choice in matters of marriage” is “one of the liberties protected by the Due Process Clause,” “essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men,” and “sheltered by the Fourteenth Amendment against the State’s unwarranted usurpation, disregard, or disrespect.”

Groups like NOM can exist only by perpetuating lies and misinformation with the intent to prompt mob rule. But our government was developed with three branches of government specifically to be a system of checks and balances against such efforts.

NOM’s efforts will ultimately be for nothing. Vast sums of money are being wasted that could be going to end poverty, and support families instead of to battle against the right of women and men to receive civil recognition of their committed relationships.

14 Supreme Court Cases: Marriage is a Fundamental Right | American Foundation for Equal Rights.

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