Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Federal Judge declares South Dakota's Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Sorry, I missed this yesterday.

U.S. Judge Karen Schreier's ruled that SD's hateful marriage ban is unconstitutional.

In her ruling, she wrote:
In Loving, the Supreme Court addressed a traditionally accepted definition of marriage that prohibited Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving from marrying. Because Virginia’s laws deprived that couple of their fundamental right to marriage, the Court struck down those laws. Little distinguishes this case from Loving. Plaintiffs have a fundamental right to marry. South Dakota law deprives them of that right solely because they are same-sex couples and without sufficient justification 
 Congrats and read the rest of the ruling here

1 comment:

Bob Slatten said...

Because it IS unconstitutional!

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