Monday, April 27, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage Will Likely Prevail at SCOTUS. What Happened 149 Years Ago Made All the Difference.


Rep. John Bingham, the "Madison" of the 14th Amendment.

I've always felt that the 14th Amendment was as important as any piece of the Constitution and would be the key to the Supreme Court making same-sex marriage legal and apply in all 50 states. What I didn't know was how close we came as a country to not having the key clause in the 14th Amendment that has made it the powerful force it's been through the ages of jurisprudence.

John Bingham was the hero, and Slate tells the story well here. Read it and celebrate. And, hopefully, get ready to celebrate its application in Obergefell v. Hodges.


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