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3/5, 1/3, 2/3, 2/3, 2/3, 2/3, 2/3, 3/4.In other words, create an expression, the value of which is 1, using all of the above fractions together with any or all of the symbols \(+\), \(-\), \(\times\), \(\div\), and parentheses.
3/5, 1/3, 2/3, 2/3, 2/3, 2/3, 2/3, 3/4.For example, the fraction 3/5 appears infamously in Article I, Section 2, while the fraction 3/4 appears in Article V.
If you are among the many Americans—of whatever sexual orientation—who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today’s decision. Celebrate the achievement of a desired goal. Celebrate the opportunity for a new expression of commitment to a partner. Celebrate the availability of new benefits. But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it.Those last two sentences appeared gratuitous to some observers, and I have to agree, if only because it seemed to me that Roberts never really tackled Kennedy's core argument head-on. Instead of dismantling the majority's approach, he championed alternatives to it and raised concerns about its implications. Points taken—and the dissent may live on in some fashion in Fourteenth Amendment jurisprudence. But without a more direct assault on Kennedy's reasoning, the dissent doesn't fully earn such a categorical conclusion.
Kiefert said in the interview that his post was not a "public statement," but merely a request that people to look into the issue.Ironic, that last. In any case, I haven't addressed hatred or bias at any length because the Supreme Court in Obergefell didn't address it either. The plaintiffs weren't alleging bias, the states weren't admitting to bias, and the justices didn't explore the issue in any depth. However, some of the lower court decisions did consider the issue of bias; here is the blunt language of the Seventh Circuit:
"There's a lot of question marks," he said."Was what I read true? I don't know.
"The bottom line is: Through my faith, I have to oppose it," Kiefert, who is Christian, said of homosexuality.
He added that his viewpoints have earned him threats in the past.
"I just hope people respect me for who I am," he said
Our pair of cases is rich in detail but ultimately straightforward to decide. The challenged laws discriminate against a minority defined by an immutable characteristic, and the only rationale that the states put forth with any conviction—that same-sex couples and their children don’t need marriage because same-sex couples can’t produce children, intended or unintended—is so full of holes that it cannot be taken seriously.(The author of this decision was judge Richard Posner; he offered his take on the Obergefell case here.)