John M. Becker

Obama: Constitution Guarantees Nationwide Marriage Equality

Filed By John M. Becker | October 20, 2014 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Barack Obama, Equal Protection Clause, gay marriage, marriage equality, same-sex marriage

"Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage in all fifty states.

"But, as you know, courts have always been strategic. There have been times where the stars were aligned and the Court, like a thunderbolt, issues a ruling like Brown v. Board of Education, but that's pretty rare. And, given the direction of society, for the Court to have allowed the process to play out the way it has may make the shift less controversial and more lasting."

-- President Barack Obama, in an interview with The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin.

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