In its two decisions that benefit same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court neither remains silent nor makes a definitive ruling. Instead, it demonstrates its power to participate in ongoing public discourse about a controversial social issue, without drowning out further debate.
The Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage rightly pushes the issue back to the states, but also points to issues of liberty and sovereignty in how marriage is defined.
Is the concept of jointly filing federal tax returns outdated? A Yale professor thinks so, arguing that, in the 21st century, families no longer necessarily consist of a married man and woman with children. As the Supreme Court considers whether same-sex married couples should have the right to joint filing, Gleckman takes on her argument.