Evans , a landmark victory before the U. Supreme Court. Today, much of the focus has shifted to legislation and amendments that deny same-sex couples the freedom to marry. Lambda Legal continues to lead the way in challenging and limiting these and other attacks on LGBT people.
Knust writes that "the story of the garden of Eden is the second of two creation stories, the first of which offers quite a different picture of male-female creation, one in which God creates humankind all at once. Pastor Jennifer Wright Knust says the Bible often contradicts itself on topics relating to sex and desire. If we were to take the Bible literally, marriage would look very different than it does today, Knust tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. We might have not only polygamy with wives, we might have polygamy with concubines and slaves," she says.
On Tuesday, the court will hear arguments on same-sex marriage cases that could lead to a ruling forcing every state to certify gay unions. Thus, those who inveighed against the evils of same-sex marriage outside the court building on Monday were already looking past the justices to Congress, urging lawmakers to support legislation that would strip federal courts of jurisdiction over marriage-related litigation and forbid officials from spending federal funds to enforce whatever the Supreme Court holds in a ruling expected by late June. Steve King R-Iowa introduced a bill last week that would make both such moves. Ted Cruz R-Texas has proposed a similar measure, along with a constitutional amendment that would prohibit the federal government from interfering with state gay-marriage bans. The pair of conservative justices never made exactly clear if they agreed or disagreed with the likely public assessment of where the court would come out, but their overall tone suggested that a ruling in favor of same-sex marriage might be inevitable.
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