The Supreme Court and Gay Marriage

One of the decisions of the year – gay marriage. With it being legal in some states and not others, and with the Constitutional ‘full faith and credit’ clause often invoked, the issue of gay marriage in the US is a touchy subject. Importantly for your exam however, this is a great example of how one ruling affects many states…a sort of updated Johnson vs Texas for the standard example stock. It is also great fodder as in the key ruling, the court did not split down ideological lines, seemingly indicating the ideology we place on to Justices may be somewhat problematic.