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U.S. Supreme Court shoots down appeals from states who would ban same-sex marriages



This news story was published on October 6, 2014.
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gay-marriageWASHINGTON – Appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin -which sought to ban same-sex marriages – were rejected today by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The action by the court essentially clears the way for gay and lesbian couples to wed in a total of 11 states which have tried to ban the practice. The judges offered no opinion, however, on the overall same-sex marriage issue, allowing the matter to play out for a longer period of time in the lower courts. Same-sex marriage is now legal in a total of 30 states – including Iowa and Minnesota – and Washington, D.C.

SCOTUSBLOG.com writer Lyle Denniston reported that “if the Supreme Court is not likely to uphold any state ban, either on same-sex marriage in the first place or recognition of existing such marriage, lower courts may see good reason to fall in line.”

Already, state bans on same-sex marriage have been invalidated in four federal appeals courts.

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2 Responses to U.S. Supreme Court shoots down appeals from states who would ban same-sex marriages

  1. rukidding Reply Report comment

    October 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Finally the Supreme court took a said no to religious right wingers. I am not Gay but I am also not homophobic when it comes to people marrying who they choose. People need to mind their own damn business.

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      October 6, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      I don’t To me it is just like the abortion issue. really care who people live with. And, if they want to call it marriage it is OK with me too. Enough time and money has been spent on trying to force people to think differently than they want. To me it is like the abortion issue where they are trying to force their views on other people and to tell people how to live their lives. They do not have that right.