Supreme Court Justices Alito, Thomas Call For Overturning Of Marriage Equality
Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas have opened the court’s term on Monday by declaring that Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court case that mandated all states recognize same-sex marriages, is “found nowhere in the text” of the Constitution and threatens “the religious liberty of the many Americans who believe that marriage is a sacred institution between one man and one woman.”
The statement accompanied the court’s order deciding not to review an appeals court decision that went against Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who famously closed down marriage license operations rather than serve same-sex couples.
“As a result of this Court’s alteration of the Constitution, Davis found herself faced with a choice between her religious beliefs and her job,” Alito wrote. “When she chose to follow
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