President Obama Friday used the Charleston, South Carolina funeral of the murdered Rev. Clementa Pinckney to tie the problems of the black community to racism, indicting an American society he says continues to harbor deep prejudices and willingly ignores the hatred, to the detriment of African Americans. Pinckney was the leader of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where he and eight other African Americans were slaughtered by
This, clearly, is not as God intended.
In an emotional statement from the Rose Garden, President Obama Friday said the 5-4 Supreme Court decision ratifying gay marriage was borne of the principles undergirding the founding of our country. Obama said: Our nation was founded on a bedrock principle that we are all created equal. The project of each generation is to bridge the meaning of those founding words with the realities of
The event has concluded.
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex. States must also recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when a marriage was lawfully licensed and performed in another state, according to SCOTUSblog. Justice Anthony Kennedy joined the majority and read the decision from the bench. Dissenting
Friday, June 26, 2015 Good morning! You can find a separate article in White House Dossier on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision guaranteeing a right to same-sex marriage. In the other news: Terrorism breaks out in France, Tunisia, and Kuwait; Hillary withheld emails; Sanders down by only 8 in New Hampshire; Trump terrifies GOP insiders; Obamacare still faces a difficult road; and a Christian family farm is fined for refusing to stage