The seven cases came from five states—Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin—all of which have had recent lower court rulings in favor of gay marriage. The Supreme Court’s decision, though a blow to gay rights activists’ nationwide hopes, allows the lower courts’ rulings to stand for now and opens the door for other states to reverse bans.
Today the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review appeals from Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana and Wisconsin on the definition of marriage. This means that lower court rulings that struck down state marriage laws now will go into effect, forcing the redefinition of marriage in these states and potentially in other states in the 4th, 7th, and 10th circuits.
“The entire idea that marriage can be redefined from the bench is illegitimate,” said Brown. “Marriage is the union of one man and one woman; it has been this throughout the history of civilization and will remain this no matter what unelected judges say.”
Too bad the gay community didn’t listen to me on this. Remember, it was the Log Cabin Republicans that got the ball rolling on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell … not Obama.
The mascot, who has played the role of Jaxson de Ville for 20 seasons, commented on the disease, which recently infected an NBC cameraman, during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Florida yesterday.
Dallas County DA Craig Watkins office is looking into the possibility of filing charges against the Liberian man that brought the first case of Ebola into the United States.
Two immigration groups have filed legal complaints against the Obama administration for kicking over one hundred thousand Obamacare customers off their insurance plans without sending notices in their native language, Modern Healthcare reports.
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has been made an honorary knight by Queen Elizabeth II.