Justice Samuel Alito suggested that basing marriage on lasting bonds and emotional commitment — instead of providing stable homes for children — might open the right to marry to siblings who live together, close friends who are not romantically or sexually involved and groups of more than two people.
More in Politics. Schwarzenegger is unfolding 40 miles away. Those four states had marriage bans upheld by the federal appeals court in Cincinnati in November. And Breyer appeared to agree with her later in the hearing. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! After the marriages were nullified in Augustthe city and several couples filed a lawsuit arguing that banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.
Tam lives in the Sunset district of San Francisco, but his organization, the Traditional Family Coalition, is in Sunnyvale, off Highway in a two-story building indistinguishable from the low-slung offices around it. But we tried to exercise our moral authority and challenge the laws.
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Okay, sure. Because of this, we create perceptions based off of information that may not be whole. Among the documents pertinent to this argument is an October Chinese-language essay that Mr. Calling all HuffPost superfans! This comes up a lot, and it can be a hard question to answer. The churches, he said, are the direct result of post-World War II evangelical missions to China, which since the 19th century had been the destination of missionaries from more mainstream Christian denominations.
For Jeanne, the liberal sees many of the problems with the system and the injustice it produces.
It is no coincidence that Cupertino, where census estimates show that one person in four is Chinese up from one person in 30 three decades ago , was also the site of one of the biggest Bay Area rallies supporting Proposition 8, the ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage in Top of the News.
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