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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Supreme Court on Same-Sex Marriage?

From the New York Times:

The likelihood that the Supreme Court will weigh in on same-sex marriage in the coming year grew markedly on Tuesday when a federal appeals court rejected a request to review its own recent ruling throwing out a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in California.

The decision came less than a week after a federal appeals court in Boston also granted a victory to same-sex marriage supporters. That ruling asserted that a federal law declaring marriage to be a union solely between a man and a woman discriminated against married same-sex couples by denying them benefits afforded to heterosexual couples.

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Hat Tip: Naomi Cahn

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Same sex marriage is a hot button political issue right now.

Posted by: tulsa divorce lawyers | Jun 7, 2012 5:53:38 AM

The supreme court making a decision on same sex marriage almost seems inevitable, but we know from past experience how talented the supreme court is when it comes to dragging their feet. I can't wait to read the supreme courts opinion and Justice Thomas' usual two cents.

Posted by: Divorce Attorney Tulsa | Jun 7, 2012 9:18:25 AM

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