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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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