Gay marriage may well be the defining social and legal issue of our time. After receiving the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts, President Obama delivered a monumental speech in which he became the first President in history to use the word “gay” in an inaugural address. In unveiling an unmistakably progressive agenda, he proclaimed that, “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.”
Much has been written about the ideological divide between Obama and the Chief Justice. Author Jeffrey Toobin devotes to the subject an entire book entitled The Oath. There, Toobin boils down the differing views that each has of the Constitution, the Supreme Court and the country. Toobin writes that,
“Both men gave considerable thought to the Constitution, and they reached different conclusions about its current trajectory:
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