June 26th, 2013
07:52 PM ET
10 months ago

Same-sex marriage rulings complicate path forward for GOP

Washington (CNN) - Moments after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a pair of same-sex marriage cases, the handful of Democrats considering running for president in 2016 stumbled over themselves in a rush of celebratory reaction, blasting out a salvo of congratulatory press releases and tweets.

Voting 5-4 in each of two decisions, the justices struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act that denied federal benefits to same-sex couples and cleared the way for gays and lesbians to once again marry in California.

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  1. Data Driven

    Good piece, Hamby.

    Near the bottom of this long article, some yahoo from Alabama hoped that his state would be free from the "intrusion" of Federal government ... free to continue discriminating against gays, I guess. It never changes, foes it? They said the same thing when the Feds were preparing to dismantle Jim Crow.

    Well guess what, Alabama: gay marriage is coming to YOUR state. And within 5 years, if David Boies is correct. If y'all don't like it, leave the country. Equality under the law for all, in every state, in the USA.

    June 26, 2013 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  2. ThinkAgain

    It only complicates it for the GOP because a majority of Americans are in favor of marriage equality and you need majorities to win elections.

    Never fear, though, the GOP will continue its crusade against voting rights, so it'll have something to keep itself busy.

    In the meantime, all Dems, Independents and thinking Republicans need to get out and vote every chance you get, at every level, for those candidates who are moving our country forward.

    June 26, 2013 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  3. Gary

    The headline here should say " the GOP ideals complicate path forward for GOP." Quit blaming everything but yourselves.

    June 26, 2013 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  4. S. B. Stein

    They are for states rights but then what happens when the state allows same sex marriage?

    June 26, 2013 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  5. Phyllis Gwendoline Williams

    Those who follow The Hall of Fame Men like Job, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego who preferred to die
    rather than to disobey God will make it to Eternal Bliss (Revelation 21: 24)

    June 26, 2013 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  6. rs

    What this means henceforth is that the GOP will have to fight to take away civil rights from Gays. Let's be honest- anytime your public action is to take away rights that a majority of the polled public supports- that isn't a good thing. In some ways, they face the same thing with women's rights in Texas. After last nights' successful filibuster by the Democrats against one of the most repressive anti-abortion bills yet by the GOP, promising to do it again is political insanity.

    Just keep diggin' boys, your future is looking dim.

    June 26, 2013 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  7. Randy, San Francisco

    Rebranded Republican Party is still at war against gays, women, minorities, poor, and sick.

    June 26, 2013 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    In my opinion if they love each other will let them be but as marriage no why as in Dr.s and other papers say write ur sponse name that is a man and a woman . who will be the man and woman if both r the same sex.A lso it is hard for a child to identify who is the mother andthe father as it happen to me when i was teaching the family unit a child name a woman name bc mother was living with her. what r we doing to our little ones eyes , thoughts and mind confusing them and making them know its ok to b with the same sex .It is wrong what we r doing . What will they want next .

    June 26, 2013 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  9. Thaddeus Kozubal

    The GOP has another stumbling block: their membership. The only thing that solidifies the GOP is their lust for money. They don't care about the will of the people. They will do anything to further line their pockets with the big green stuff. I can only compare them to the organized crime of the 1920's to the 1940's. We need to rid this country of the plague which has beset us over the last half-century.

    June 27, 2013 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  10. anonoymous

    Before I am a democrat I am a christian. God is not pleased. Does this mean that churches will have to marry these couples even if most bible based churches believe its a sin? just asking.....

    June 27, 2013 03:55 am at 3:55 am |
  11. Marie MD

    Everything not old, white and male is a problem and a complication for the rethugs.
    See Texas and what the oops governor is doing after a fight to keep abortion safe and legal for Texan women.
    Granted it's at the state level but this is how they are trying to control everyone not "them" (see first sentence).

    June 27, 2013 06:34 am at 6:34 am |