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High drama at the supreme court's nine justices taking on a central issue of modern American life gay marriage.
Today the court wrestled with profound questions what is a family what is the purpose of marriage.
Today the Supreme Court began two days of hearings on one of the most contentious issues of our time.
For the first time the court is considering whether same sex couples have a constitutional.
Right to marry.
The US Supreme Court today took on the right to marry someone of the same sex they're taking on two cases over two days and as -- anything the court touches anything can happen.
It's up to the ruling of the nine justices.
Public opinion has been changing fast on the subject of his move quickly in the past few years.
Today the Supreme Court took up the prop eight case a ban on same sex marriage in California although a ruling is not expected for some time.
One justice suggested the court could dismiss the case with no ruling at all.
Well it was one of the biggest stories this week in the media the Supreme Court hearing arguments on two cases concerning the same sex marriage.
Outside the court demonstrators on both sides of the issue.
-- we just heard Diane Sawyer calling it 1 of the central issues of our times is it I mean did it deserve the kind of coverage it got.
It you know league lead story coverage it.
It's a it's a big story -- might not be as big as the economy for example most Americans but nonetheless.
The media certainly think it is big story and and and we should take it from Jack Merck and sends the media editor of the Huffington Post -- should know us.
Where meter standings and has said Supreme Court might may be divided on gay marriage but the media is should be aren't as -- plural.
We see where is coming from him if he's right about his fellow left -- -- the -- but the coverage Judy seemed pretty one sided it seemed to be pretty much pro game.
I think -- but is pretty one sided because I think that reflects.
Public opinion especially young public opinion in America but I think the basic.
Design is between people who see this.
As a political issue in which intelligent people can disagree and others who see it as a basic human civil right.
And if you are in the latter camp and you really.
You can't have enough coverage of it.
But there are a lot of people who oppose gay marriage obviously I -- witness and outside the Supreme Court.
That it doesn't seem that their views get a whole lot of cover.
Well I think that most the people in the media are -- That the way it breaks town halls of the younger people tend to be the ones tomorrow overwhelmingly in support of gay marriage and all the people on the ones who aren't I think the media is more populated by people on the younger scale so that's gonna be the point of view.
But because there are so many people in this country has to do oppose that I think that they should be given a fair hearing.
And that should be a real debate on it -- that could -- to Shaq how are very straightforward -- -- there's anything wrong the covers that they did and I think even in New York Times in their news coverage of this covered what was happening before the Supreme Court.
Appropriately I'll do that do the polls drive the coverage here.
Both kind of a chicken and egg I mean here's how that is the media drive the coverage I think from themselves.
I haven't seen so much cheerleading for an issue since -- done by the media for President Obama.
Natalie Morales and since I've got -- Guthrie of NBC's Savannah -- about -- -- -- of NBC.
Participated and and Natalie Morales hosted a national gay and lesbian journalist.
Gala they were joined by people from CNN the New York Times and even the Wall Street Journal.
Now I'm against all of this African American journalist female journalists Hispanic journalists.
All these specialized journalist groups that people go to.
Why can't we just have journalists and what are they doing showing up at an advocacy dinner and then going back and reporting on it.
Well and and speaking of cheerleading time magazine had a couple of separate covers out on this issue showing gay and lesbian couples kissing.
The headline on both gay marriage.
Already one is that pushing an agenda.
Well again again and Rush Limbaugh.
Said we lost houses what we lost the language as we lost that -- -- -- -- the conservatives it is but look let's just bear in mind the media have push this issue this argument and push it further.
Melissa Harris Perry who's hosted MSNBC -- -- an article in the nation magazine left wing publications thing.
It would be tragic to allow marriage equality destroyed or marginalize the pioneering work of queer families.
Or creed and as a crisis -- could create a new kind of -- -- -- this issue will keep going and the gals who make this point for for years.
Why might logically why -- gamers.
I think I have a problem with the identification.
Of someone who claims to be an objective journalist.
Who changes his or her avatar.
On FaceBook or Twitter.
Add to and some take a position so I have been doing -- We have been doing mass panic and then they say on the other hand I would there's no problem here I can still be objective.
Well you can't be appearing opinion journalist you have the right to have an opinion if you're trying to cover something straight.
You shouldn't take one side publicly it will be interesting to see what the court decides and how the media react to that decision that in the months to come next.
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