Conservatives Are Already Planning New Ways to Take Down Gay Marriage

by Rachel Baker on October 13, 2014

This article is from VICE – not your typical political rag. This article is pretty interesting because it takes a look at the reactions of the religious right of the Republican party, since the advent of gay marriage being legal in 35 states.

Its worth reading no matter what side of the issue you are on.

Conservatives Are Already Planning New Ways to Take Down Gay Marriage.

The American religious right has a lot of reasons to feel down these days. Every election year, for more than a decade, conservative Christian activists have come out from their megachurches and Appalachian tent revivals and strip-mall Bible studies to wage a culture war battle over the definition of marriage. They’ve spent millions of dollars, diligently called their neighbors, and knocked on doors, and on election days they loaded up their church vans to vote against gay marriage. And for a long time, they were winning: Between 1998 and 2012, voters in 30 states have passed constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage, often by overwhelming margins.

Then, last Monday, all of that work was washed away, when the Supreme Court, unceremoniously and without explanation, declined to review lower-court rulings overturning gay-marriage bans in five states. The surprise decision, buried in an 81-page list of cases the court rejected, set off a gay-rights earthquake: By the end of the week, following the Ninth Circuit court’s decision Tuesday to strike down gay-marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho, gay marriage was effectively legal in 35 states.

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