Thursday, November 6, 2014

Gay Marriage Bans Upheld in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan

Bad news on Marriage Equality.

A federal appeals court decides to uphold gay marriage bans in 4 states!

USA Today reports:
The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit reversed district court rulings that had struck down gay marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

More important, it gives Supreme Court justices an appellate ruling that runs counter to four others from the 4th, 7th, 9th and 10th circuits. Those rulings struck down same-sex marriage bans in Virginia, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Utah, Idaho and Nevada and led to similar action in neighboring states.

The six cases before the three-judge panel involved not only whether gays and lesbians should be able to marry, but whether marriages performed elsewhere should be recognized, whether same-sex couples should be able to adopt children, and whether their names should be placed on partners' death certificates.

The Supreme Court refused to reconsider the Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana and Wisconsin cases, at least in part because there was no conflict among the federal appeals courts. But Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Minneapolis audience that a ruling against same-sex marriage from the 6th Circuit panel would make Supreme Court consideration more urgent.
If SCOTUS takes on these cases, it could be the final blow to all of this crap and this dumb ass judges. I really hope these cases appear for the Supreme Court.



The first gay marriage ceremonies took place in England as a law permitting same-sex marriages came into effect on 29th March. Same sex couples rushed to tie the knot across the country, vying to be among the first ones to exchange their vows at the stroke of midnight. The Parliament of UK passed the legislation sanctioning the legality of gay marriages in England and Wales in July 2013. With the law coming into effect now, individuals who have wedded a same sex partner overseas would also be recognized as married in England and Wales. There has been overwhelming popular support for gay marriage in the UK, with multiple surveys showing that over two-thirds of Britons approve of it.

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Bob Slatten said...

SCOTUS must get involved now and pout this issue down like a rabid dog.

Anonymous said...

I believe from a post I saw on JoeMyGod that all 4 state cases have now appealed to SCOTUS.

I have high hopes, but also great fears, regarding the outcome. I wish nothing but excellent health for the SCOTUS judges that seem to be on our side. We need them in place for this important decision.

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