Back-up Links:State re-evaluates defense of gay marriage ban
Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says she’s re-evaluating the state’s defense of its ban on gay marriage after a new ruling by a federal appeals court.
Masto said the state’s arguments in the case “are likely no longer tenable” after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a separate case that it’s unconstitutional to exclude jurors based on sexual orientation.
“The Ninth Circuit’s new decision ... appears to impact the equal protection and due process arguments made on behalf of the state,” she said.
The state’s brief argued that the Nevada law defining marriage as between a man and woman “is legitimate, whether measured under equal protection or due process standards.”[
AG re-evaluates defense of gay marriage ban - My News 4 - KRNV, Reno, NV
AG re-evaluates Nev. defense of gay marriage ban - San Antonio Express-News
Nevada AG re-evaluating defense of marriage ban - Washington Blade - America's Leading Gay News Source : Washington Blade – America's Leading Gay News Source
First PA's AG
then a judge in NJ
then a VA's AG
and now maybe NVs AG
based on a mix of DOMA, the 14th thier own state constitutions and now the recent ruling about hetero/homosexuality not being able to be used to discriminate on juries and how those rulings impact all the previously mentioned and standards.
The dominoes in the road to equal rights keep falling and many are wobbling, it wont be long!