Prop 8 Trial - What We May See Happen After

  • metta

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    Feb 05, 2010 2:06 AM GMT


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    Marc Spindelman, professor at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University talks about how the Supreme Court may handle California's controversial Proposition 8 ruling and what that may mean down the road for all states.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BhmmWLf_FQ


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    "What I think we can expect if the [United States] Supreme Court does recognize a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, as happened in California and has happened in a number of other states, is new life being breathed into the possibility of a federal constitutional marriage amendment; people will attempt to amen...d the federal constitution to derecognize the federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage that the Supreme Court, in this hypothetical, would have recognized," said Marc Spindelman, professor at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University.

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    Feb 05, 2010 6:44 AM GMT
    He makes it sound like the constitution can be amended overnight in a very simple fashion. I wont argue that yes people may cry out for an amendment but i find it hard to believe that it would get anywhere further then a bunch of bigots whining on Fox. Because we all know how hard it is for the government to do ANYTHING and a federal constitutional amendment seems like it could be damn near impossible with todays political atmosphere.
  • Anto

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    Feb 05, 2010 10:31 AM GMT
    I think amending the constitution to deny gay marriage would create a lot more problems in regard to marriage itself legally than the quick 'solution' of stopping gay marriages specifically.
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    Feb 05, 2010 10:46 AM GMT
    SoCalNerd saidHe makes it sound like the constitution can be amended overnight in a very simple fashion. I wont argue that yes people may cry out for an amendment but i find it hard to believe that it would get anywhere further then a bunch of bigots whining on Fox. Because we all know how hard it is for the government to do ANYTHING and a federal constitutional amendment seems like it could be damn near impossible with todays political atmosphere.


    Exactly.

    It would be so easy to amend the US constitution, is that how they teach law at OSU? He definitely directs the outcome to banning gay marriage with all or most of the US.