Nelson) that limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples did not violate the
Constitution. ... Definition of marriage: In determining the meaning of any Act of
Congress, or of ... Clause of the Consti...
Feb 10, 2015 ... The Congress shall have power to make all laws which shall be ... William Higby)
(“When we read this proposed amendment we will think it already ...... 810 (1972)
(holding that a same-sex marriage ban does not violate the ...
Jun 30, 2015 ... Congress Can and Should Return Jurisdiction over Marriage to the States ... its
constitutional authority to define the limits of federal judicial power. ... Since
Congress has no obligation to create lower federal courts in the first ...
Jun 19, 2013 ... Americans do not want the Supreme Court to redefine marriage for the entire
nation. ... DOMA defined marriage for purposes of federal law, making explicit ...
Some have argued that Congress lacks authority to make marriage ...
from the federal definition of marriage.4 The Court was entirely sensible not to ...
See, e.g., Nick Rosenkranz, Congress Has Power to Define the Terms of. Its Own
... the Necessary and Proper Clause is not a blank check; there will be instances
Jan 25, 2013 ... Section 3 of DOMA then defined marriage as between one man and one woman
.... requirement—meaning that the Court has no constitutional authority to ...
Although individual Members of Congress normally do not have any ...
And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts
, Records and ... DOMA defined marriage in federal law as follows: ... The
Defense of Marriage Act also affirms the power of each state to make its own ...
Any attempt to repeal either of the two DoMA sections will have significant
Sep 2, 2015 ... Under our Constitution, courts have no power to make or change ... have been
vested in Congress, how many legislative powers does ... So if Congress by law
has reserved to the states the right to define marriage, what has ...
Although New York did not yet issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples,
the ...  The Court went on to affirm, "The State's power in defining the marital
relation is of ... Justice Alito said, "Assuming that Congress has the power under
Sep 8, 2015 ... Constitution Check: Did the Supreme Court take away states' power over
marriage? ... courts at both the federal and state levels have shared the authority
to ... governments remain the primary authority to define marriage and its benefits
. .... Congress and the to those powers specifically enumerated therein, .....