Should Obergefell v. Hodges be overturned?

Posted by: NewLifeChristian

Obergefell v. Hodges is the Supreme Court decision that made same-sex "marriage" legal throughout the United States on this date back in 2015. Many have rejoiced; however, others aren't so happy. What do you think? Should this ruling be overturned?

  • Yes, Obergefell v. Hodges should be overturned.

  • No, Obergefell v. Hodges should not be overturned.

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45% 5 votes
  • There are plenty of reasons why Obergefell v. Hodges should be overturned; however, I believe the main reason is states' rights. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that marriage should be dictated on a federal level, thus it is a state issue.

  • Constitution, constitution, constitution. As an advocate for the LGBT community and someone who fully supports the marriage and rights of LGBT people, I must curtail my feelings to the facts: the constitution does not define marriage as anything, and furthermore does not grant the federal government the right to define it. It is a matter to be left to the states, and it is unconstitutional and immoral for 9 unelected judiciaries to force states and their constituents how to define marriage.

  • The LGTB population fought for the right to marry for years and to have this liberty taken away from them after all the efforts of them and their allies would be so unfair. There are no grounds for overturning it anyway; how is anybody directly harmed by two people of the same sex marrying?

  • I really don't give a shit about states rights. Sometimes it makes sense, like in the cases of the economy. But states shouldn't act as independent countries.

  • I believe in the States to take care of all of their laws with the exception of Human Rights Laws which should be held at the highest level possible and in this country it's the Supreme Court.

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Black-Jesus says2016-06-27T03:15:02.3159278Z
@NewLifeChristian, the ruling was made off of the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment in which it says all citizens are to have equal protection under the law. They thought that this included marriage, and you could disagree but the constitution doesn't have to explicitly address marriage in order for it to be found in the constitution.
Black-Jesus says2016-06-27T03:17:46.2126796Z
@ladiesman, I think you're misunderstanding the purpose of the Supreme Court and why rulings are overturned. Rulings are based off of interpretations of the constitution and decision are overturned when another, competing interpretation/decision is made. So the question isn't so much "is same-sex marriage harming others?" it's more like "is same sex marriage rights guaranteed in the constitution?"
PetersSmith says2016-06-27T04:46:57.1155796Z
The gay marriage debate is over. Get over it.

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