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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Friday, November 7, 2014

Appeals court upholds same-sex marriage bans in 4 states - Supreme Court will probably make gay marriage legal in all 50 states

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld anti-gay marriage laws in four states, breaking ranks with other courts that have considered the issue and setting up the prospect of Supreme Court review.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel that heard arguments on gay marriage bans or restrictions in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee on Aug. 6 split 2-1, with Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton writing the majority opinion. The ruling creates a divide among federal appeals courts, increasing the likelihood the Supreme Court will now take up the issue.
The 64-page ruling cites the need to allow "change through the customary political processes," rather than through court cases.  - CBS News

Also read:
The Supreme Court Probably Has to Decide on Gay Marriage Now | VICE | United States
​ By most estimations, it looks all but inevitable that gay marriage will be legal in all 50 states sooner rather than later. To use a lazily constructed metaphor, America, at times, can look like a train with its brake lines cut that's speeding toward Civil Rights Station. Its arrival is seems like as much of a guarantee as your parents remembering to DVR this week's Modern Family. In fact, it's hard to believe that anyone who exists outside of the realm of a YouTube comment section actually considers it an issue.

Samesex marriage in USA - Same-sex marriage - Wikimedia Commons
USA map
English (en):  Legal status of same-sex marriage in the United States1
   Same-sex marriage legal
   Same-sex marriages performed elsewhere recognized
   Same-sex marriage pending legalization, but not yet in effect2
   Neither prohibition nor recognition of same-sex marriage or unions in territory law
   Judicial ruling against same-sex marriage ban, stayed indefinitely pending appeal
   Same-sex marriage ban contrary to federal appellate court precedent
   Same-sex marriage banned3
1Native American tribal jurisdictions have laws pertaining to same-sex marriage independent of state law.
2 A ruling striking down Florida's same-sex marriage ban has been stayed until January 5, 2015. A ruling striking down Kansas's same-sex marriage ban has been stayed until November 11, 2014.
3 Same-sex marriage is legal in St. Louis, Missouri.


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