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U.S. Supreme Court Accepts Review of Marriage Equality Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear four cases, all from the sixth circuit court, concerning same-sex marriage. This story has been developing quickly in the first couple weeks of 2015. Initially, the court had five cases in question and neither declined or accepted their review. As of last Monday, January 12th, the court had only decided to decline the review of a case from Louisiana- withholding comment on the other four.

As of Friday, January 16, all four cases from the sixth district court will now be reviewed. Cases include Michigan’s DeBoer v. Snyder, Kentucky’s Bourke v. Beshear and Love v. Beshear, Ohio’s Obergefell v. Wymyslo and Henry v. Hodges, and Tennessee’s Tanco v. Haslam.

The cases will be considered with reference to the following questions:

  1. Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license marriage between two people of the same sex?
  2. Does the Fourteenth amendment require a state to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state?

This decision comes in the wake of Florida’s announcement, on January 6th, to overturn its ban on same-sex marriage making it the 36th state to legalize gay marriage.

SOURCE:  www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/breaking_us_supreme_court

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