Breaking News on Gay Marriage and the Supreme Court
By essentially failing to act, the Supreme Court today changed the face of SSM in America.
This is a direct quote from the Associated Press:
“The Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday (today) from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.
The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. No other state cases were currently pending with the high court, but the justices stopped short of resolving for now the question of SSM nationwide.
The court’s order immediately ends delays on marriage in those states. Couples in six other states – Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming – should be able to get married in short order. Those states would be bound by the same appellate rulings that were put on hold pending the Supreme Court’s review.
That would make same-sex marriage legal in 30 states and D.C.”
Obviously, the Court recognized the feeble arguments made by the pro-ban attorneys – procreation, tradition, the need by children to have a dad and a mom for healthy development – were just that. Feeble.
Does this mean the rest of the states will cave in? We shall see.
Maybe nation-wide equality is closer than we think