The Supreme Court's landmark rulings on marriage, commentary from Russell Moore and Cal Thomas
Today's news and a review of the Supreme Court's marriage rulings with legal-affairs correspondent Mary Reichard, plus: commentary from Russell Moore on same-sex marriage and the church's witness, an interview with filmmaker Ron Maxwell, Cal Thomas sheds light on voting rights, and more.
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A summary of the Thursday morning news
The Supreme Court strikes DOMA's federal benefits provision, but leaves intact its protection of states from being forced to offer "full faith and credit" to same-sex marriage licenses granted in other states
Its ruling in the Prop 8 case is more narrowly drawn but leaves the case in the hands of California officials, likely meaning the end of the state's one-man, one-woman marriage definition
Border-security provision added to immigration-reform bill, increasing the likelihood of the measure's passing overwhelmingly
Markets: Bad economic news cheers traders, who are hoping the central bank will continue monetary stimulus
Supreme Court: A legal review of same-sex marriage rulings
Legal affairs correspondent Mary Reichard says the court's actions were a mixed bag, "But I can see [Justice] Kennedy’s opinion that only animus is the reason to keep marriage to one man, one woman will be used to say that a state has no justifiable reason for refusing same-sex marriage laws."
Commentary: Same-sex marriage and the witness of the church
Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty president Russell Moore says: "This gives Christian churches the opportunity to do what Jesus called us to do with our marriages in the first place: to serve as a light in a dark place. ... This means we have the opportunity, by God’s grace, to take marriage as seriously as the gospel does."
A conversation with filmmaker Ron Maxwell
WORLD News Group's Warren Cole Smith talks with Ron Maxwell about his new civil-war film Copperhead, which opens tomorrow in select theaters.
Cal Thomas commentary on voting rights
One last thought on the Supreme Court: Commentator Cal Thomas says this week's decision on the Voting Rights Act recognizes legal progress on civil rights.