March 25th, 2013
09:15 AM ET
10 years ago

Marriage and the Supreme Court: Five things to watch

(CNN) - After years of struggle on both sides of the issue, the question of same-sex marriage goes before the U.S. Supreme Court this week. People were already lining up outside the court Friday morning for the limited number of seats available Tuesday and Wednesday, when the justices will hear oral arguments on two cases.

For those of you who won't be in the courtroom, here's a look at what to expect.


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  1. Gurgyl

    No wonder population grew from 230 million to 310 million with high potency guys....

    March 25, 2013 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC


    I have no issue with if two guys or gals want to get married, but my question is, will churches against same sex marriage be forced by law to perform the marriage ceremony.
    No, of course not. By the same token, "churches against same sex marriage" should not be able to force people outside of their congregations to conform to their views, either. It works both ways.

    March 25, 2013 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  3. Ann

    As a woman who married too late in life to have kids, I am continually amazed at the insistence of some that marriage is all about providing for children. What about my marriage? I assure you, it was the most important event in my life.

    And for those screaming that children MUST be raised by their biological parents, together – yes, often that would be best. But after you prevent gays from marrying or adopting, are you planning to move on to outlawing divorce? - criminalizing single parenthood? You'd better, or the inconsistencies in your argument will be out there for all to see.

    March 25, 2013 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  4. tony

    Is there a guarantee in all this that people with dissenting views will not be persecuted.

    March 25, 2013 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    tony asked:

    Is there a guarantee in all this that people with dissenting views will not be persecuted.
    Nope. If you oppose their ideas, then the right wing will demagogue you until you are totally ruined. That's why the right wing has thought police, you know. They deny it, but the mere fact that they use such endearing terms as "RINO" speaks for itself.

    March 25, 2013 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
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