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January 3, 2010

Cousin marriage is 4x more legal in the US than same-sex marriage

The web site Gayvantage ponders the fact that while same-sex marriage currently is legal in five states (Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont), marriages between first cousins are legal in 21 states (Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia).


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I read the Iowa Supreme Court decision finding bans on gay-marriage violative of its equal protection clause and therefore unconstitutional. In the opinion, the Court cited to many US Supreme Court cases. I have two questions, if you would be so kind to answer them.

1. When, if ever, will the U.S. Supreme Court hear a full gay-marriage ban case and 2. Do you think the Iowa decision is flawlessly reasoned and that the Supreme Court should adopt its reasoning? Thank You

Posted by: Bryan J. | Jan 3, 2010 7:54:10 AM

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