Is a gay marriage ban unconstitutional?

Posted by: Texas14

The constitution garuntees is freedom of speech. What if a gay couple tried to get married to make a point? That should be protected by free speech right? Also, what if there was a controversial religion dedicated to homosexuality? That would be freedom of religion right? It's amazing that some people want their religious beliefs protected, but not the personal lives of others.

  • Yes

  • No

64% 18 votes
36% 10 votes
  • Yup. And each court is backing that. SCOTUS to do same soon. This is DONE!

    Posted by: TBR
  • It's taking away people's rights, and since America is a "free country" then that is an example of being simpleminded.

  • People should not worry about what other people do. If your neighbor smokes weed and is gay, who cares. Only if he is theif then there's a problem.

  • Homosexuality= Sexuality Sexuality=Religion? (NO) Sexuality=Speech? (NO) Sexuality=Press?(NO) Sexuality=not directly considered by the constitution. It is unconstitutional to treat others with less respect, but it is not unconstitutional to prevent people from practicing their sexuality. You should not prevent people from using human rights, but where does it say that I need to let a man marry a man? That is not considered human rights, it is considered queer.

  • While Gay Marriage Bans aren't unconstitutional, gay marriage is still a right anybody can have.

  • Marraige isn't even mentioned once in the Constitution. Gay marriage doesn't relate to anything in the Constitution. This means that no one can say that gay marriage bans are unconstitutional or constitutional.

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briantheliberal says2015-04-04T23:11:45.3416084-05:00
There is really no legitimate reason to ban gay marriage anyway.
Reeseroni says2015-04-04T23:13:44.7580774-05:00
@briantheliberal If there was a legitimate reason to ban gay marriage (which I know not of), would it make it a constitutional act?
briantheliberal says2015-04-04T23:51:08.7425080-05:00
Reeseroni, depends on the reason, but considering there is none I don't see the point in arguing whether or not it would be constitutional or not.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-04T23:51:17.7123930-05:00
@reeseroni Nope, because of the 14th amendment.
Reeseroni says2015-04-04T23:59:01.5653808-05:00
@retrogamer176 If I am correct the 14th amendment prevents restrictions on people's basic human rights, which are nationality, sex, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, language, and economic status. None of these concerns one's sexuality. Gay marriage is an act of Gay Sexuality, which is not included in the 14th amendment.
Reeseroni says2015-04-05T00:00:07.8871958-05:00
@briantheliberal Alright, I just thought that the way you worded your comment seemed a bit questionable. Sometimes I can't help myself with these word games :)
Stefy says2015-04-05T08:03:36.2066712-05:00
Its unconstitutional because our consitution says we shall not establish a religion. Therefore since the argumrnt against it is that it threatens traditional religiously acceptable marriages, the ban would be unconstitutional because that would mean the state is forcing gays to comply a major part of their lives with the rules if a particular religion.
TBR says2015-04-06T16:36:06.9195085-05:00
Well, we have lots of prescient saying it IS unconstitutional. Have we not been watching?

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