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Attorney General Schneiderman: SCOTUS, DOMA, VRA

Monday, March 25, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court (Justin DC/flickr)

This week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two same-sex marriage cases. Eric Schneiderman, New York's attorney general, gathered a 16-state coalition to urge the court to overturn DOMA. He talks about what’s at stake for New Yorkers in this case, as well as in the Voting Rights Act case argued earlier this month.

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Eric Schneiderman
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Comments [2]

Use the word marriage if you want, but just fight for the same legal rights for all. Over time people will accept the use of the word for all living in similar situations.

Mar. 25 2013 10:39 AM
Bill from New Rochelle

1) Is the marriage contract a viable contract?
2) If one state recognizes a valid marriage contract, may another pass a law impairing the Obligation of that Marriage Contracts."

US Constitution,

Article I,
Section 10:
"No state shall ...pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts."

Article IV
Section 1:
"Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof."

3) If you believe that homosexual marriage is a terrible sin, do you have a right to violate the US Constitution by passing laws outlawing homosexual marriage contracts made in another state, or your own state?

Mar. 25 2013 10:35 AM

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