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U.S. Fed Appeals Court Nixes Same-Sex Marriage
« on: November 06, 2014, 05:54:06 pm »
Well, a sucky week just got suckier.

Court Upholds Four States’ Bans on Same-Sex Marriage

"By a two-to-one vote, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati upheld the right of states to ban same-sex marriage, overturning lower-court decisions in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee that had found such restrictions to be unconstitutional."

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/07/us/appeals-court-upholds-same-sex-marriage-ban.html

This is the first time (since all the post-Windsor appeals of same-sex marriage bans started winding their way through the courts) that a Federal appeals court has upheld such bans. The result isn't totally unexpected--it would have been unrealistic to think we'd win in every circuit court, and this is one of the ones that's been eyed as potentially handing us marriage equality advocates a defeat--but it's still disappointing.

Silver lining: This may force the Supreme Court to take up the issue and decide nationwide...hopefully in favor of marriage equality.
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