Today on “State of the Union” David Boies, the attorney who led the fight against Proposition 8 in California, said he’ll push to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Boies didn’t say which states he’d target next, but added “there isn't any state that we're giving up on.” John Eastman, president of the National Organization for Marriage, warned that same-sex marriages “[weaken] the bonds of the institution” of marriage between men and women. He added, “we are manufacturing a right to redefine marriage and impose it no matter whether the state or the country wants to have that redefinition. That's judicial tyranny.”
National Organization for Marriage Chair John Eastman says it will be "state-by-state battle" for traditional marriage.
David Boies, co-counsel in the Supreme Court case against Prop 8, says the fight isn't over:
"There isn't any state we're taking for granted, but there isn't any state we're giving up on, either. Our goal is to have marriage equality that's guaranteed by the United States constitution enforced in every single state in the union."
Two victories for same-sex marriage this week. The Supreme Court strikes down key parts of the Defense of Marriage Act and dismisses the appeal of California’s Prop 8, clearing the way for same-sex marriages in that state to resume. David Boies, co-counsel in the Supreme Court case against Proposition 8, says in the next five years "our goal is to have marriage equality throughout the country”. We'll also talk to John Eastman, Chairman of the National Organization for Marriage who despite the Supreme Court ruling has said he will keep fighting. We’ll talk to both of them this Sunday.
Then, the Senate passes immigration reform with bi-partisan support, but House Speaker Boehner says it’s dead on arrival in the House. “We're going to do our own bill through regular order, and it'll be legislation that reflects the will of our majority and the will of the American people.” We’ll talk to two key congressmen in the House immigration debate: House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ Immigration Task Force Luis Gutierrez (D-IL).
Plus, the politics of the Supreme Court rulings. And a filibuster stalls a Texas abortion bill, but the fight is far from over as Governor Rick Perry calls for a special session. Our panel with New York Times Magazine Chief Political Correspondent Matt Bai:, The Root Contributing Editor Corey Dade; Fmr. Sen. George Allen (R-VA) and democratic strategist Hilary Rosen.
Watch Sunday at 9am and Noon ET.
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Sunday that history will decide how Edward Snowden is viewed in the public eye.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Sunday he believes Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin was involved in Edward Snowden's "escape" from Hong Kong.
It may be a case of the longest commute in Washington DC history. But this time, the gridlock was more political than commuter. Candy Crowley reports on the decade long fight to move a Civil War icon four-and-a-half block through the nation’s capital, and how it became a symbol over DC voting rights.
As the Senate gets closer to a deal on immigration reform, the House moves further away. We’ll talk to the leader of the Gang of 8, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Then, he’s at odds with the administration over almost everything, but will the 2016 presidential hopeful get on board with immigration reform? Our Sunday exclusive with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) .
Plus, the president is losing the support of his base. We’ll sort it out with our panel: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Dana Bash, Chief Congressional Correspondent for CNN, and CNN contributors Stephanie Cutter and Kevin Madden.