The conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals considers marriage equality bans in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi the same day the Roberts Court considers stepping into the fray.
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The decision is the first from a federal appeals court to rule in support of state same-sex marriage bans since the Supreme Court’s decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013.
Tuesday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck two more state-level same-sex marriage bans, setting the stage for marriage equality in at least 35 states.
Accepting the very existence of trans* people is an act that threatens conservative Christians’ image of God.
The decision is the third from a federal appeals court to find state level marriage bans unconstitutional, as Judge Richard Posner calls out marriage equality opponents for using “unsupported conjecture” in legal arguments.
On Wednesday, a federal court in Louisiana became the first to rule against marriage equality since Windsor. Is the decision an outlier or a sign of trouble ahead at the Supreme Court?
The one-page order almost guarantees the Supreme Court takes up the question of marriage equality next term.
A federal appeals court decision is set to take effect this week, unless the Roberts Court grants an emergency request by attorneys for Virginia to stay that decision striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
The ruling, while limited, is the first loss for marriage equality advocates since the Supreme Court’s historic ruling last year in U.S. v. Windsor.