Do You Think the Supreme Court Will Rule in Favor of Gay Marriage? [POLL]
Gay Marriage will be the topic at the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday. The court will hear arguments Tuesday and eventually rule on whether there is a Constitutional right to gay marriage. According to Reuters, the ruling could be close.
Conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy may cast the deciding fifth vote on a court closely divided on gay rights. The four liberal justices are expected to support same-sex marriage, and Kennedy has a history of backing gay rights.
Tuesday's arguments will be divided into two parts. The first, set for 90 minutes, is on whether the Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean states must allow gay couples to marry. The second, scheduled for an hour, concerns whether states must recognize same-sex marriages that take place out-of-state.
The legal repercussions for same-sex couples are broad, affecting not just their right to marry but also their right to be recognized as a spouse or parent on birth and death certificates and other legal papers.
How do you think the court will eventually rule on this care? Let us know in today's KFYO Poll of the Day.