Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Gay Marriage & US Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to grant review of appeals to Virginia’s Bostic case along with four other cases challenging the constitutionality of gay & lesbian marriage bans in Utah, Oklahoma, Wisconsin & Indiana. The cases will be considered at the Justices’ private conference scheduled for September 29th. Adam Umhoefer, Executive Director of American Foundation for Equal Rights stated, “Gay & lesbian couples in Virginia should not have to wait another day to enjoy their right to marry. The distribution of our case for the Court’s consideration brings us one step closer to our mission of marriage equality for all Americans. Our Constitution’s guarantee of liberty & equality soon will be realized for all loving & committed couples, no matter what state they reside in.” The Highest Court is expected to release an Orders List on October 6th that will indicate which, if any marriage equality case or cases it will consider for its 2014-2015 term. The Supreme Court has the option to grant multiple marriage cases, grant only one, delay consideration of any cases, or deny all of them. Should the Court grant review in Bostic, the Justices will go on to consider whether Virginia’s marriage ban violates the Due Process & Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. If the Court denies review in Bostic, the July 2014 decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that struck down Virginia’s marriage ban will be binding & gay & lesbian Virginians will be able to marry in the Commonwealth. Updates to Come…:)
For More Info:
LISTEN: Ted Olson & David Boies Talk About Virginia Appeal WinHear Audio Interviews w/ LGBT Leaders @OUTTAKE VOICES™


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