Last updated on: 5/26/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Joe Wolverton, II, JD Biography

Title:
Featured Contributor at The New American and Professor at Chattanooga State Community College
Position:
Con to the question "Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“States, as creators of the federal government, are the arbiters of the limits of the latter’s power, and forcing them to accept the definition of ‘marriage’ to include same-sex unions certainly falls outside those limits. One way that states can continue simultaneously supporting the Constitution and their own sovereignty is by nullifying the federal court’s extra-constitutional edict…[I]t is the duty of concerned Americans to hold the feet of Congress to the fire and seek out and elect men to state office committed to uphold the Constitution and preserve the moral bedrock upon which this country (and the whole of Western Civilization) is built — the family born of the union of one man and one woman.”

“Arkansas Bill Would Nullify Supreme Court’s Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Opinion,” thenewamerican.com, Mar. 16, 2017

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to gay marriage. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to gay marriage.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Featured Contributor, The New American
  • Professor, American Government, Chattanooga State Community College
  • Former Constitutional Law Attorney
Education:
  • JD, University of Memphis, 2001
  • BA, Political Science, Brigham Young University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?