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    Federal judge overturns Montana's ban on same-sex marriage

    Judge overturns Montana's ban on same-sex marriage - CNN.com
    Federal judge overturns Montana's ban on same-sex marriage

    A federal judge overturned Montana's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday, making it the 34th state in the nation to allow such unions.
    U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris' order was effective immediately."Montana no longer can deprive Plaintiffs and other same-sex couples of the chance to marry their loves. This Court recognizes that not everyone will celebrate this outcome," he wrote in the ruling."This decision overturns a Montana Constitutional amendment approved by the voters of Montana. Yet the United States Constitution exists to protect disfavored minorities from the will of the majority," the judge said. Morris added: "The time has come for Montana to follow all the other states within the Ninth Circuit and recognize laws that ban same-sex marriage violate the constitutional right of same-sex couples to equal protection of the laws."
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    Montana Marriage Ban Overturned; Licenses Granted - ABC News
    Federal judge overturns Montana's gay marriage ban | Fox News
    Montana same-sex marriage ban overturned, effective immediately - LA Times
    U.S. judge strikes down Montana's gay marriage ban | Reuters
    Judge Strikes Down Montana's Gay Marriage Ban - NBC News
    Federal judge strikes down Montana's gay marriage ban - Chicago Tribune

    The wins just keep rolling in, equality is stomping out bigotry and rights violations throughout the land. My guess is it will be no longer than the end of 2016 but with the circuit break it may be as soon as next year!!!!!
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    Re: Federal judge overturns Montana's ban on same-sex marriage

    goody..

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    Re: Federal judge overturns Montana's ban on same-sex marriage



    That leaves 16 states which still ban SSM.

    Which one do you think will be the last hold-out?

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    Re: Federal judge overturns Montana's ban on same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    That leaves 16 states which still ban SSM.

    Which one do you think will be the last hold-out?
    well im not sure now because things have changed.

    When it looked like it was going state to state I voted for mississippi and created this poll and most agreed
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...ge-w-33-a.html

    but then it was pushed to circuit courts and that changed things.
    Mississippi has an illegal state constitutional amendment that bans same sex marriage.
    Mississippi also does not recognize Civil Unions and Domestic Partnership
    There are currently two lawsuits in the works there

    on a higher level, Mississippi is under the 11th circuit court and it is considering a case right now so by default the 11th will take down MS, GA and FL.

    So now I think with the circuit break its going to go to SCOTUS and there wont really be a "last state" accept maybe by paper work.
    But if i had to guess last group id guess on the 8th circuit because there are currently no cases actually submitted there yet that i know of. SOme of the states already have equal rights though. The 8th covers:

    Arkansas
    Iowa
    Minnesota
    Missouri
    Nebraska
    North Dakota
    South Dakota
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    Re: Federal judge overturns Montana's ban on same-sex marriage

    *yawn*
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    Re: Federal judge overturns Montana's ban on same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    *yawn*
    J-Mac, I'm so surprised you'd have nothing of relevance to say on this topic. Does it not bother you that there is yet another threat to the sanctity of marriage? The gays are getting their way. Christians must squash their agenda before they manage to turn every good man and woman into a raging sinner.
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    Re: Federal judge overturns Montana's ban on same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    That leaves 16 states which still ban SSM.

    Which one do you think will be the last hold-out?
    This was the 34th? I must have missed one in the last week or so. Which was the 33rd?

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    Re: Federal judge overturns Montana's ban on same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    *yawn*
    now tell us what you really think

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    Re: Federal judge overturns Montana's ban on same-sex marriage

    Reporting the every step is so gay.

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    Re: Federal judge overturns Montana's ban on same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    well im not sure now because things have changed.

    When it looked like it was going state to state I voted for mississippi and created this poll and most agreed
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...ge-w-33-a.html

    but then it was pushed to circuit courts and that changed things.
    Mississippi has an illegal state constitutional amendment that bans same sex marriage.
    Mississippi also does not recognize Civil Unions and Domestic Partnership
    There are currently two lawsuits in the works there

    on a higher level, Mississippi is under the 11th circuit court and it is considering a case right now so by default the 11th will take down MS, GA and FL.

    So now I think with the circuit break its going to go to SCOTUS and there wont really be a "last state" accept maybe by paper work.
    But if i had to guess last group id guess on the 8th circuit because there are currently no cases actually submitted there yet that i know of. SOme of the states already have equal rights though. The 8th covers:

    Arkansas
    Iowa
    Minnesota
    Missouri
    Nebraska
    North Dakota
    South Dakota
    South Carolina started issuing SSM licenses this week. The first was issued to a female couple that one is a county councilwoman, and it was done in Charleston, SC. The first SSM ceremony was also held on the same day.

    Charleston County issues first marriage license for same-sex cou - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports
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