Monday, July 28, 2014
Courts - The 4th Circuit has joined the 10th in striking down a state's same-sex marriage ban
Here is Chris Geidner's BuzzFeed story this afternoon, including the opinion holding "that Virginia’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages is unconstitutional." More:
The 4th Circuit is the second federal appeals court to consider a state’s marriage ban after the Supreme Court’s decision striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act in June 2013. The 10th Circuit earlier this agreed with the federal trial courts in Utah and Oklahoma that those state’s respective bans on same-sex couples’ marriages are unconstitutional.
Although this specific case is only about Virginia’s ban, the decision creates a precedent for all federal courts in Virginia, as well as Maryland, which has marriage equality, and West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, which do not.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 28, 2014 02:14 PM
Posted to Courts in general