(NewsReady.com) – On Monday, October 5, the Supreme Court ruled that it would not hear a case from Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay people. All of the judges agreed with the decision aside from two, who dissented and slammed the decision to allow same-sex marriages in the first place.
Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a dissent decrying the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision that permits gay marriage. According to the judge, it threatens the “religious liberty” of people who “believe that marriage is a sacred institution between one man and one woman.” Justice Alito joined Thomas’s dissent.
Five years after the Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land with Obergefell v. Hodges, two conservative justices are calling that ruling into question.
It could preview the court's agenda if Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed. https://t.co/p7uQPRYMw0
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If the Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Conservatives would have a clear majority. It’s possible they could revisit the issue at some point down the road and possibly overturn the decision. The Right would like to get several important issues in front of the court, and religious freedom is almost certainly one of them.
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