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Wed Jun 25, 2014, 11:50 AM

Indiana and Utah have had rulings declaring gay marriage bans unconstitutional

http://www.vox.com/2014/6/25/5842110/the-highest-federal-court-yet-just-ruled-in-favor-of-same-sex

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Reply Indiana and Utah have had rulings declaring gay marriage bans unconstitutional (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Jun 2014 OP
onehandle Jun 2014 #1
LynneSin Jun 2014 #2
kcdoug1 Jun 2014 #3
HockeyMom Jun 2014 #4
theHandpuppet Jun 2014 #5
William769 Jun 2014 #6
backscatter712 Jun 2014 #7
mnhtnbb Jun 2014 #8

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 11:53 AM

1. Teh Tyranny Of Teh Gay Marches On! nt

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 11:55 AM

2. What states are left? What states are still living in the 19th century

I can't imagine there are too many left.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 12:02 PM

3. Missouri and Kansas for two

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 01:10 PM

4. Florida is still in the courts

I am personally waiting for that one since my daughter was married in NY and comes to visit us and her in-laws family in Florida. Yes, I worry about them when they visit here should something happen to either of them.

What the hell is taking so long, Florida????

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 01:25 PM

5. You'd be surprised.

Here's a map: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/06/25/gay-lesbian-marriage-court-utah-oklahoma/9720299/

By the way, this just off the wire an hour ago...

Federal appeals court upholds gay marriage in Utah case

A federal appeals court in Denver ruled Wednesday that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, moving the issue a giant step closer to a return engagement at the Supreme Court.

The 2-1 ruling striking down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage represents the first appeals court ruling since the Supreme Court last year declared a portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.

The 10th Circuit appeals court includes Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma, as well as New Mexico, where same-sex couples already can marry. The precedent applies to all those states, but the court blocked it from taking effect pending appeal.

The decision, which upheld a federal district court verdict, is likely to be just one of many to be appealed to the Supreme Court. Last year's ruling by the high court granting federal recognition to same-sex marriages unleashed a string of lower court rulings striking down state bans against gay marriage... http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/06/25/gay-lesbian-marriage-court-utah-oklahoma/9720299/

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Response to theHandpuppet (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 01:28 PM

6. I believe that the one that will hit the Supreme Court next year.

And the way it worded, the light at the end of the tunnel hot a whole lot brighter.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 01:31 PM

7. Colorado's is on trial right now.

The judge didn't seem too sympathetic to those arguing to keep the ban in the last hearing.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 02:05 PM

8. In NC a lawsuit with a different twist was recently filed against

what was known as Amendment One here that banned gay marriage based on
a statewide vote in 2012 based on a voter turnout of <35% of eligible voters.


From the NY Times:

U.S.
North Carolina’s Gay-Marriage Ban Is Challenged by Church

By MICHAEL PAULSON APRIL 28, 2014


In a novel legal attack on a state’s same-sex marriage ban, a liberal Protestant denomination on Monday filed a lawsuit arguing that North Carolina is unconstitutionally restricting religious freedom by barring clergy members from blessing gay and lesbian couples.

The lawsuit, filed in a Federal District Court by the United Church of Christ, is the first such case brought by a national religious denomination challenging a state’s marriage laws. The denomination, which claims nearly one million members nationwide, has supported same-sex marriage since 2005.

“We didn’t bring this lawsuit to make others conform to our beliefs, but to vindicate the right of all faiths to freely exercise their religious practices,” said Donald C. Clark Jr., general counsel of the United Church of Christ.


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/29/us/churchs-lawsuit-challenges-north-carolina-ban-on-same-sex-marriage.html?_r=0


And more religious groups have joined the suit:

http://www.wral.com/more-religious-groups-join-suit-to-overturn-nc-same-sex-marriage-ban/13698759/

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