Posted: Mar 26, 2013 2:48 PM by MTN News
Updated: Mar 26, 2013 3:02 PM
U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) has thrown his support behind marriage equality, as the U.S. Supreme Court spent part of Tuesday hearing arguments about same-sex marriage.
In a post on his Facebook page, Tester stated: "Montanans believe in the right to make a good life for their families. How they define a family should be their business and their business alone. I'm proud to support marriage equality because no one should be able to tell a Montanan or any American who they can love and who they can marry."
According to a story on the CBS News website, Jan Crawford reports that in the nation's capital on Tuesday, a majority of Supreme Court justices -- on both sides of the ideological divide -- seemed inclined to hold off on a landmark decision, with several indicating they believed they jumped into the issue too soon.
In 80 minutes of arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry, a majority of justices indicated they are not yet ready for a broad ruling on same-sex marriage -- but they also appeared dissatisfied with the options for a narrow one.
Predicting a decision based on arguments is dangerous -- much can happen as the justices cast votes and set out writing opinions. But in today's arguments, justices on both sides seemed to be looking for a way to avoid deciding the merits of the California same-sex marriage case.