God and Marriage Equality

After the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on gay marriage, the New Yorker reflects on the role of religious arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges and its 1960’s analog Loving v. Virginia: “God may reign, but He (or She) doesn’t legislate.”

On June 26th, the United States Supreme Court ruled that provision and recognition of same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. In this article for the New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin examines the role of religious arguments in the Obergefell v. Hodges case and what is often seen as its precedent: Loving v. Virginia (1967), which established the right to interracial marriage: “The record of politicians who claim, in anything more than a general way, to be doing God’s will is dubious.”

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