Monday, November 10, 2014
6th Circuit Court Upholds Anti-Gay Legislation
by Brig Bagley
10 November 2014
The first of several federal circuit courts to break the trend, the 6th Circuit Court upholds bans on Same-Sex Marriage in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. With this split in federal court decisions, it becomes more likely and more important for the US Supreme Court to weigh in.
The decision was a split 2-1 in favor of the ban. The majority opinion stated that states have the right to determine the requirements and restrictions for marriage. This includes the ability to do so at the expense of many same-sex couples.
The plaintiffs can decide to appeal to the full 6th circuit court, or directly to the SCOTUS.
Read more here: http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/shameful-sixth-circuit-decision-upholds-discriminatory-marriage-bans