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    Supreme Court to take up same sex marriage issues in April

    The news that the anti-gay bigots have been dreading:

    High court to hear gay marriage cases in April

    The Supreme Court says it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution.

    The justices said Friday they will review an appellate ruling that upheld bans on same-sex unions in four states.

    The case will be argued in April and a decision is expected by late June.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Supreme Court to take up same sex marriage issues in April

    1/13/2015 Version 24

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!

    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: Supreme Court to take up same sex marriage issues in April

    Your graphics are a perfect example of why the Supreme Court is now ready to take it up. Just like Scalia said....the writing is on the wall. The SCOTUS just wanted to wait until more of the country was on board.
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    Re: Supreme Court to take up same sex marriage issues in April

    Possible June wedding! I'm so excited.
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    Re: Supreme Court to take up same sex marriage issues in April

    This is all good news, I hope the decision favors equality.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: Supreme Court to take up same sex marriage issues in April

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Your graphics are a perfect example of why the Supreme Court is now ready to take it up. Just like Scalia said....the writing is on the wall. The SCOTUS just wanted to wait until more of the country was on board.
    the writing IS on the wall

    I was thinking they were gonna punt or delay until after the 5th and 11th decisions but no with this verbiage it seem like they are just doing it.

    while this shouldn't even be a question and isnt to any normal person im so grateful and thankful to witness this in my lifetime. There was a time just a little over 5 years ago i didnt think i would get to see america right this wrong but that all changed and was firmly cemented with the fall of DOMA!
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    Re: Supreme Court to take up same sex marriage issues in April

    SOmething important to understand about this: SCOTUS is going to look at 2 issues, based on their scheduling of it. Court will rule on same-sex marriage : SCOTUSblog

    The Court said it would rule on the power of the states to ban same-sex marriages and to refuse to recognize such marriages performed in another state.
    The court has scheduled 90 minutes for the first part, and one hour for the second. This is important since it leaves open a compromise possibility, of saying that states have to recognize marriages from another state, but that they do not have to allow people in their state to get married if they are the same sex. It would still be a victory for SSM, but not as large a victory.
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    Re: Supreme Court to take up same sex marriage issues in April

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    SOmething important to understand about this: SCOTUS is going to look at 2 issues, based on their scheduling of it. Court will rule on same-sex marriage : SCOTUSblog



    The court has scheduled 90 minutes for the first part, and one hour for the second. This is important since it leaves open a compromise possibility, of saying that states have to recognize marriages from another state, but that they do not have to allow people in their state to get married if they are the same sex. It would still be a victory for SSM, but not as large a victory.

    I'm not sure how that would work since we have cars, a couple can drive from Ohio to Pennsylvania, get Civilly Married in PA, then drive back home and Ohio has to recognize the Civil Marriage. But yet if they are in Ohio, Ohio doesn't have to issue them a Civil Marriage license that they will recognize from another state?

    They would clearly be setting up a case of unequal treatment under the law for a different-sex couple not to have to go out of state yet to get the same treatment by the government a same-sex couple must travel and return.


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    Re: Supreme Court to take up same sex marriage issues in April

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    SOmething important to understand about this: SCOTUS is going to look at 2 issues, based on their scheduling of it. Court will rule on same-sex marriage : SCOTUSblog



    The court has scheduled 90 minutes for the first part, and one hour for the second. This is important since it leaves open a compromise possibility, of saying that states have to recognize marriages from another state, but that they do not have to allow people in their state to get married if they are the same sex. It would still be a victory for SSM, but not as large a victory.
    I don't see that happening. The SCOTUS is not going to want to muddy the water. The Supreme Court is not going to want to create a situation where people are driving across state laws to get married in one state to have it recognized in their own.
    As Scallia pointed out, the court is just waiting for it to be more accepted across the nation, their intentions are clear....the writing is on the wall.
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