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The Warren Court, 1967 Loving v. Virginia,which ruled that interracial marriagesmust be legal.
The Court is increasingly being portrayed as “more political” by both factions of our divided government. Cartoonist for Austin American Statesman
The Court is increasingly perceived to be political, despite the need for objectivity by the Justices.
Senate passes initial anti-gay discrimination billWASHINGTON (AP) The Senate pushed a major anti-bias gay rights bill past a first, big hurdle Monday, a clear sign of Americans' greater acceptance of homosexuality nearly two decades after the law prohibiting federal recognition of same-sex marriage. The vote of 61-30essentially ensured that the Senate has the votes to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, ENDA,that would prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. Final passage, possibly by week's end, would cap a 17-year quest to secure Senate support for a similar discrimination measure that failed by one vote in 1996, the same year Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act. Reflecting the nation's shifting views toward gay rights and the fast-changing political dynamic, seven Senate Republicans joined with 54 Democrats to vote to move ahead on the legislation. "Rights are sometimes intangible but, boy if you've ever been discriminated against, seeking employment or seeking an advancement, it's bitter," Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., the only openly gay member of the Senate,said after the vote. "And it's been a long, long fight, but I think its day has come. And that's just very exciting to witness." Oct. 2013 1.
United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. ___ (2013) (Docket No. 12-307), is a landmark civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court held that restricting U.S. federal interpretation of "marriage" and "spouse" to apply only to heterosexual unions, by Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), is unconstitutional under the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment. Justice Kennedy wrote: "The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity.“This means marriage can no longer be defined by the federal government as only between a man and woman. This ruling allowed participation of gays in all federal transactions such as joint IRS filings, mutual collection of Social Security benefits, and military benefits. The WINDSOR case, 2013 Edith Windsor s.com/video/nightly-news/52323441/#52319033 2 minute video:
Arguments over same-sex marriage got underway before the Supreme Court, offering clues into which way the divided Justices will vote.

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