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Actions Speak Louder Than Words: How the Obama Administration Has Worked Behind the Scenes to Advance Marriage Equality

Ultimately, it's the courts that will ultimately make marriage equality the law of the land in all 50 states.

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CG: That was the point that he made. Looking at the language of the majority he said at one point something along the lines of, "do not believe it. The court says that this doesn’t have to do with marriage, but do not believe it." The truth is that we saw very soon thereafter the Massachusetts Supreme Court did apply Lawrence and looked at it. They were dealing with Massachusetts law, so it wasn’t required. It wasn’t binding precedent, but they looked at it for guidance. They said if this is what the Supreme Court is saying about the way we need to treat our citizens then we probably need to consider that when we look at our marriage laws.

 

Joshua Holland is an editor and senior writer at AlterNet. He is the author of The 15 Biggest Lies About the Economy: And Everything else the Right Doesn't Want You to Know About Taxes, Jobs and Corporate America . Drop him an email or follow him on Twitter.

 
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