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Supreme Court justices set stage to end marriage equality

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Supreme Court justices set stage to end marriage equality

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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, perhaps previewing the court’s agenda if Republicans succeed in confirming Amy Coney Barrett.

In declining to hear an appeal from Kim Davis, a former Kentucky clerk who turned away a same-sex couple seeking a marriage license, Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito suggested that marriage equality should be overturned . The […]

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