SCOTUS Won’t Make Gay Marriage a Constitutional Right: Damon Root on Prop. 8 Oral Arguments

“The Supreme Court seems to think that the backers of
[California's] Proposition 8 don’t have the standing to bring this
case, which would send the case back to the district courts,” says
Reason’s Damon Root, who attended today’s oral arguments
for one of the most-watched cases in years.
Hollingsworth v. Perry deals with a ;ballot
initiative ;passed with 52 percent of the vote in 2008 that
bars ;the Golden State from recognizing same-sex
marriage. ;”That would mean one of two things: We could have
gay marriage in California but nowhere else, or the ruling could be
limited just to the two same-sex couples that brought the
case.”
Root, who writes
frequently about legal issues, sat down with Reason
magazine’s Matt Welch to discuss how he thinks the justices will
rule based on today’s proceedings.
Click above to watch the video, or click below for downloadable
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SCOTUS Won’t Make Gay Marriage a Constitutional Right: Damon Root on Prop. 8 Oral Arguments

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