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Gay Marriage

Why June 26 is already a landmark day for gays and the Supreme Court

June 26, 2015 By NCC Staff

As the Supreme Court nears a decision on same-sex marriages, observers of Court history have noted that June 26 already has special significance for decisions that have favored gay rights in landmark cases.

North Carolina OKs law allowing gay-marriage opt outs

June 11, 2015 By Scott Bomboy

North Carolina’s House on Thursday overrode and effectively passed a state law that allows government officials to refuse to marry people, including same-sex couples, by citing a religious objection.

Video: Kenji Yoshino on landmark gay-marriage case

June 11, 2015 By NCC Staff

Renowned legal scholar Kenji Yoshino tells the definitive story of Hollingsworth v. Perry, the 2013 landmark same-sex marriage case, at a special National Constitution Center live event on Tuesday.

Video: Constitutional experts on the same-sex marriage debate

June 4, 2015 By NCC Staff

In this video from an Intelligence Squared US event hosted at the National Constitution Center, four experts debate same-sex marriage and the Constitution's Equal Protection clause. John Donvan from ABC News moderates and Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen introduces.

Same-sex marriage controversy shifts to North Carolina

June 3, 2015 By NCC Staff

The latest battleground over same-sex marriage and religious freedom is in a state where the legislature might allow state officials to stop performing all marriages, for a limited time, in certain cases.

Constitution Check: Will Ireland’s vote on same-sex marriage affect the U.S. Supreme Court?

May 21, 2015 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center's constitutional literacy adviser, looks at Ireland's historic gay marriage referendum, and if it could influence the United States Supreme Court.

Ireland's gay marriage referendum in a global context

May 21, 2015 By NCC Staff

Unless recent public opinion polls are wrong, Ireland will become the world’s first country to legalize gay marriage in a voter referendum this weekend. So how unique is that globally?

Constitution Check: Could a state legislature scuttle a national right to same-sex marriage?

May 14, 2015 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a move in the Texas state legislature that could test federal supremacy on the question of same-sex marriage.

Podcast: The Supreme Court’s historic same-sex marriage arguments

April 29, 2015 By NCC Staff

The National Constitution Center’s Jeffery Rosen is joined by John Eastman and Paul M. Smith to break down the historic arguments about same-sex marriage in the Supreme Court this week.

Constitution Check: Is it too soon for same-sex marriage?

April 29, 2015 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center's constitutional literacy adviser, says Supreme Court rulings always have consequences – especially, major decisions such as one about same-sex marriages.

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