The Supreme Court of the United States (a.k.a., SCOTUS) has ruled today in favor removing the gender-based restriction on the legal contract known as “marriage”. Some names for this concept are “marriage equality”, “same-sex marriage”, “gay marriage”, and other things. The U.S. Supreme Court makes history on Marriage Equality Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal In All 50 States SCOTUS: States must allow same-sex marriage To all of my Christian friends: It is not our place have the government push our morals onto those who don’t want it.
America loves to put people behind bars. When will we begin to allow professional reasoning and empirical data to guide our lawmakers?
From PCR Consultants, citing POLITICO:
In a disheartening turn of events Senator Webb (D-Va.), a long-time supporter of criminal justice reform in the United States Senate, had his bill shot down. The bill in question would have established a commission to review and propose changes to the criminal justice system in America. […]
Individual Republican senators said they had come under pressure from local district attorneys and judges in drug courts to oppose [Senator Jim Webb (D-VA)].