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    South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, judge rules

    South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, judge rules - LA Times

    South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, judge rules

    South Dakota's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday, making it the latest in a string of marriage bans to fall nationwide.

    U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier stayed her ruling until the appeals process plays out, but she found South Dakota had wrongly deprived six same-sex couples of their rights. The couples had sought to marry within the state or have their marriages from other states recognized at home."Plaintiffs have a fundamental right to marry," Schreier wrote in a 28-page ruling. "South Dakota law deprives them of that right solely because they are same-sex couples and without sufficient justification."
    Judge Rules SD Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional - ABC News
    South Dakota ban on gay marriage unconstitutional: U.S. judge | Reuters
    South Dakota marriage law struck by judge - Washington Times
    Federal Judge Strikes Down South Dakota
    South Dakota Must Allow Gay Marriage: Judge - NBC News
    South Dakota Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

    yet another victory!!!!!
    such a road equal rights has blazed in these last couple years, it makes me so proud that america is righting one of its wrongs and equal rights are winning all over the place!!!
    Like i said many times equal rights will be national no longer than the end of 2016 but it wouldn't shock me if it happened this year.
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    Re: South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, judge rules

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    37 States with Equal Rights and 9 Stayed/Appealed/Pending

    37 States with Equal Rights

    1.) Massachusetts - May 17, 2004
    2.) Connecticut - November 12, 2008
    3.) Iowa - April 27, 2009
    4.) Vermont - September 1, 2009
    5.)New Hampshire - January 1, 2010
    Washing D.C. - March 9, 2010
    FALL OF DADT Dec 18, 2010
    6.) New York - July 24, 2011
    7.) Washington - December 6, 2012
    8.) Maine - December 29, 2012
    9.) Maryland - January 1, 2013
    FALL OF DOMA - June 26, 2013
    10.) California - June 28, 2013
    11.) Delaware - July 1, 2013
    12.) Rhode Island - August 1, 2013
    13.) Minnesota - August 1, 2013
    14.) New Jersey - October 21, 2013
    15.) Hawaii - December 2, 2013
    16.) New Mexico – December 19, 2013
    GSK v. Abbott Laboratories - January 21, 2014 (could be huge in gay rights, discrimination/heightened scrutiny)
    17.) Oregon May 19, 2014
    18.) Pennsylvania May 20, 2014
    19.) Illinois - (ruled on Nov 20th 2013) June 1, 2014 effective
    20.) Utah Oct. 6, 2014
    21.) Oklahoma Oct. 6, 2014
    22.) Virginia Oct. 6, 2014
    23.) Wisconsin Oct 6, 2014
    24.) Indiana Oct 6, 2014
    25.) Colorado Oct 7, 2014
    26.) Nevada Oct. 9, 2014
    27.) West Virginia Oct. 9, 2014
    28.) North Carolina Oct. 10, 2014
    29.) Idaho Oct. 15, 2014
    30.) Alaska Oct. 17, 2014
    31.) Arizona Oct 17, 2014
    32.) Wyoming Oct. 21, 2014
    33.) Missouri Nov 5, 2014 (partial)
    34.) Kansas Nov. 12, 2014 (partial)
    35.) Montana Nov. 19, 2014
    36.) South Carolina Nov. 20, 2014
    37.) Florida Jan 6, 2015


    9 Stayed/Appealed/Pending
    *Arkansas - May 5, 2014 state court (Stayed), Nov 25 state supreme court (Stayed)
    *Kentucky - February 14, 2014 (Must recognize out-of-state marriages which will lead to their ban being defeated) (6th going to SCOTUS)
    * Louisiana – Sept 22, 2014 (appealed to the 5th)
    *Michigan - March 21, 2014 (Stayed) (6th going to SCOTUS)
    *South Dakota - Jan 12, 2015 ruled on by federal district judge, stayed
    *Mississippi – Nov 25, 2014 (stayed)
    *Ohio - April, 2014 Trial had narrow ruling that Ohio will recognize OTHER state marriages but didn’t impact bans. New cases expected. (6th going to SCOTUS)
    *Tennessee March, 2014 (Direct US Constitution Challenge)(Prilim in and 3 couples are recognized, later broader ruling coming) (6th going to SCOTUS)
    Texas - February 26, 2014 (Stayed)


    4 States Working Towards Equal Rights

    4 States with Pending Court Cases to Establish Equal Rights
    Alabama (federal lawsuit)
    Georgia (federal lawsuit)
    Nebraska (Lawsuit and amendment)
    North Dakota (Amendment)


    thats 50 states that could have equal rights by 2016 and some much sooner!

    US Court of Appeals Tracker
    Map: Court Locator
    1st - all states have equal rights (puetro rico pending)
    2nd - all states have equal rights
    3rd - ruled (or denied appeal) in favor of equal rights
    4th - ruled (or denied appeal) in favor of equal rights
    5th - pending (jan)
    6th - ruled against equal rights going to SCOTUS
    7th - ruled (or denied appeal) in favor of equal rights
    8th - ruled against it in 2006, talks of more cases from each state
    9th - ruled (or denied appeal) in favor of equal rights
    10th - ruled (or denied appeal) in favor of equal rights
    11th - ruled (or denied appeal) in favor of equal rights



    State Attorney Generals no longer defending the bans due to their unconstitutionality
    California (Has equal rights now)
    Illinois (Has Equal rights now)
    Kentucky
    Nevada(has equal rights now)
    Oregon (has equal rights now)
    Pennsylvania(has equal rights now)
    Virginia (has equal rights now)

    ALL STATES ARE NOW FIGHTING FOR EQUAL RIGHTS

    #EqualRightsAreWinning!!!!!!!!!!!!


    70% of the population lives where there are equal rights

    also please feel free to let me know of any corrections or updates that need made, equality is kicking so much ass its hard to keep up, thanks
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    Re: South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, judge rules

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    South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, judge rules - LA Times



    Judge Rules SD Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional - ABC News
    South Dakota ban on gay marriage unconstitutional: U.S. judge | Reuters
    South Dakota marriage law struck by judge - Washington Times
    Federal Judge Strikes Down South Dakota
    South Dakota Must Allow Gay Marriage: Judge - NBC News
    South Dakota Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

    yet another victory!!!!!
    such a road equal rights has blazed in these last couple years, it makes me so proud that america is righting one of its wrongs and equal rights are winning all over the place!!!
    Like i said many times equal rights will be national no longer than the end of 2016 but it wouldn't shock me if it happened this year.
    Good. I agree that SSM is, in my opinion, a right that should be protected. Well done.

    That said, issues like SSM and abortion (social) are electing Presidents these days. We need to focus on our economy and foreign policy so we can stop this downward spiral. SSM should be a state right. Once all the states legalize it, the feds will too, not matter the President. In reality, no matter who wins in 2016, it's likely SSM will be federally recognized.

    I am totally cool with SSM and enjoy seeing these rights finally coming to light. However, I think it's time our leaders begin thinking of our nation as a whole, and propping us back up!

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    Re: South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, judge rules

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    Good. I agree that SSM is, in my opinion, a right that should be protected. Well done.

    That said, issues like SSM and abortion (social) are electing Presidents these days. We need to focus on our economy and foreign policy so we can stop this downward spiral. SSM should be a state right. Once all the states legalize it, the feds will too, not matter the President. In reality, no matter who wins in 2016, it's likely SSM will be federally recognized.

    I am totally cool with SSM and enjoy seeing these rights finally coming to light. However, I think it's time our leaders begin thinking of our nation as a whole, and propping us back up!
    If you agree with the fact marriage is a right then it should NEVER be up to the states.

    anyway, you right about the rest, not just now but many times hot topic issues in the past at lease determine the nominees for president
    and while i may agree that sometimes there are more pressing issues then what you mentioned "equal rights and abortion" if people feel a candidate is going to go backwards on those issues its gonna present problems even if they are going forward on others.

    a lot of time people arent willing to take steps back on one issue to move forward on another

    again its not that i disagree that theres more important things but the issue isnt focusing on these things, the issue is they shouldnt be issues in the first place
    if people and candidates alike wouldnt push for these issues they wouldnt matter

    and in 2016 any candidate that makes anti-gay rights or banning abortion part of thier campaign platform they will not and can not win .. . . thats not based on my views thats just whats going on in the country today
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    Re: South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, judge rules

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    If you agree with the fact marriage is a right then it should NEVER be up to the states.

    anyway, you right about the rest, not just now but many times hot topic issues in the past at lease determine the nominees for president
    and while i may agree that sometimes there are more pressing issues then what you mentioned "equal rights and abortion" if people feel a candidate is going to go backwards on those issues its gonna present problems even if they are going forward on others.

    a lot of time people arent willing to take steps back on one issue to move forward on another

    again its not that i disagree that theres more important things but the issue isnt focusing on these things, the issue is they shouldnt be issues in the first place
    if people and candidates alike wouldnt push for these issues they wouldnt matter

    and in 2016 any candidate that makes anti-gay rights or banning abortion part of thier campaign platform they will not and can not win .. . . thats not based on my views thats just whats going on in the country today
    I guess that makes sense. I mean, it should be a protected right so yes the feds should secure it. I still stand by the rest of what I said though. I think social issues should come after economic and foreign policy IMO.

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    Re: South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, judge rules

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    I still stand by the rest of what I said though. I think social issues should come after economic and foreign policy IMO.
    again i dont disagree but its like i said i dont think people are willing to move backwards on a social issue to move forward on economic and foreign policy so the politics/people have to drop some of the social issues.

    If you give up one right for economic and foreign policy then whats next, two rights? etc thats why its too hard. Politicians just have to drop some of them.
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    Re: South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, judge rules

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    again i dont disagree but its like i said i dont think people are willing to move backwards on a social issue to move forward on economic and foreign policy so the politics/people have to drop some of the social issues.

    If you give up one right for economic and foreign policy then whats next, two rights? etc thats why its too hard. Politicians just have to drop some of them.
    Unfortunately, I don't see the cons accepting SSM. However, I still think that a Republican is certainly electable. Especially if Hillary runs.

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    Re: South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, judge rules

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    1.)Unfortunately, I don't see the cons accepting SSM.
    2.) However, I still think that a Republican is certainly electable.
    3.) Especially if Hillary runs.
    1.) "stereo-typically" you are probably right but you shouldn't group all cons together (you probably didnt mean too) there are MILLIONS that support equal rights for gays
    2.) of course a republican is electable it just depends on what one
    3.) well i disagree here, i think Hilary running makes it HARDER not easier, but Im simply basing that over the RUMORS of who might run for the republicans.
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    Re: South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, judge rules

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    1.) "stereo-typically" you are probably right but you shouldn't group all cons together (you probably didnt mean too) there are MILLIONS that support equal rights for gays
    2.) of course a republican is electable it just depends on what one
    3.) well i disagree here, i think Hilary running makes it HARDER not easier, but Im simply basing that over the RUMORS of who might run for the republicans.
    True, didn't mean to call out the conservatives. I just stated their name because the conservative lobby is against SSM, not all conservatives though.

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    Re: South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, judge rules

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    True, didn't mean to call out the conservatives. I just stated their name because the conservative lobby is against SSM, not all conservatives though.
    no biggie, it happens, i figured it was just a "slip of the keyboard"
    millions of conservatives support equal rights
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