At the University of Tennessee, Chancellor Jimmy Cheek told employees via email that UT will offer insurance benefits to married same-sex couples following the Supreme Court decision, describing it as “historic”.
With a new Associated Press (AP) poll suggesting decreased support for same-sex marriage among Americans generally, a watchdog group that monitors mainline bodies said gay-affirming denominations are more progressive regarding marriage than the culture.
Specifically, more Americans believe that local officials with religious objections should be exempted from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, with 49% siding with the exemption and 47% saying they should be obliged to comply with the law.
DPP chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen said gay marriage reflects equality and upholds human rights, while Hung Hsiu-chu, deputy KMT head, also said she maintains an “open and optimistic” attitude toward homosexuality.
Despite the mainstream media’s narrative, religious liberty is more popular than gay marriage. This includes the ability to obtain a family-based immigrant visa ( a “green card” ) and non-immigrant dependent visas for same-sex spouses working in the US temporarily, so long as the marriage was legal where performed.
Claudette Girouard, 69, a retiree from Chesterfield Township, Michigan, said she is a moderate independent voter who has gradually become supportive of letting same-sex couples marry. Same-sex marriage had been illegal in their home state of Ohio and the couple Wednesday in Maryland shortly before Arthur’s death. This year, July 4th comes on the heels of the Supreme Court’s deeply divided, 5-4 ruling in Obergefell et al. v. Hodges. I think this is a good thing for our country overall because the more we as a people are treated equally, the better off we’ll be.
Republican lawmakers are trying to determine how to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to legalize same-sex marriage – and there appear to be two split camps on the issue.
Lopez has also said that he believes many adult children of same-sex parents like himself feel the way he does, but don’t speak up in order to protect their parents, “whom they love despite their ambivalence”.
Holbrook said when couples come in to get their marriage licenses, county clerk staff members don’t ask questions about personal issues.
“We (did) tell them this marriage could end up being void if their state doesn’t recognize same-sex marriages”, Ming-Mendoza said. “… That same Constitution that promotes and defends your right to worship how you choose gives others rights as well, and you must be just as determined to uphold their Constitutional rights if you wish to be considered patriotic”.