Monday, October 6, 2014

Marriage Equality Win!!

Woke up to some very big news for marriage equality. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals in all the cases it had been asked to consider from appellate courts in the Fourth, Seventh, and Tenth Circuits, allowing decisions from those courts striking down marriage bans to stand. This means that gay marriage in these states can resume or in some cases begin for the first time.

Of course the news could have been better as the Supreme Court also refused to rule on a constitutional amendment that would allow all gay couples to marry regardless of the state. So it was a win just not the "big" win we were hoping for.

It's unclear on how many states actually allow gay marriage now, as of today, same sex wiki page has it listed at 29 states, but more states are being added every day as bans are being lifted and such. Some say by the time this ruling is put into full effect we will be up to 35 of the 50 states and over 60% of gay couples will be able to legally marry.

It's only a matter of time before it becomes the law of the land, of course just because it's now legal in the majority of the states doesn't mean the fight will be over. We must continue to fight until everyone in the United States can legally marry.

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