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Debating the same-sex marriage issue

May 31, 2012 by Scott Bomboy


As part of our ongoing discussion of constitutional issues, Constitution Daily presents two takes on the long-term impact of President Barack Obama’s decision to support same-sex marriage.

We asked author Glenn T. Stanton and GLAD staff attorney Janson Wu one simple question: What’s the long-term impact of the president’s support of same-sex marriage beyond the current election year?

The issue received even more prominence on Thursday, when a federal appeals court overturned part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), with the understanding that the U.S. Supreme Court needed to decide if DOMA is constitutional.

Here are links to the two opinion pieces. We’d like your feedback in the Facebook comments area at the bottom of this page.

Opinion: The future of same-sex marriage (by Glenn T. Stanton)

Opinion: Long-term meaning in Obama’s same-sex statement (by Janson Wu)

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