USA: Seven States Where Marriage Equality Could Move Ahead in the Next Two Weeks

Written by scott on October 16th, 2013

Gay WeddingWe’ve mentioned before that October was shaping up to be a big month for marriage equality. Buzzfeed has a great article this morning o the fights coming to a head this month in Michigan, New Jersey, Nevada, Illinois, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Virginia:

It’s been less than four months since the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and put an end to California’s marriage amendment, but advocates have been busy over the summer — setting the stage for a very busy two weeks that could rock the marriage equality landscape and change the country.

The calendar for the rest of the month is packed with a dizzying array of potential developments: decisions and movement in lawsuits that are multiplying by the week, possible votes from lawmakers being prodded to action by governors in their states, and — for the state of New Mexico — a hearing at the state Supreme Court to resolve once and for all whether same-sex couples can marry in a state that doesn’t specifically ban or allow such marriages.

The coming weeks also will feature the first action in the federal appellate courts since the Supreme Court rulings, with a filing in the Ninth Circuit in a challenge to Nevada’s marriage law. The quick reemergence of a marriage case at the appellate level is notable because that’s the path back to the Supreme Court, where marriage equality advocates are still seeking a ruling that would bring marriage equality to all 50 states.

Head over to Buzzfeed to read the whole thing – it’s gonna be a crazy month!

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Rev. Tim says:

    Seems that federal litigation has been proven to be the fastest way to affirm our U. S. Constitutional rights that are still denied Americans born non-heterosexual who live in states that deny our civil rights.

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