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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana, Wisconsin defend gay-marriage bans: Judge asks for reason behind state laws"

Here is the preliminary version of Niki Kelly's coverage today for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette of the State's appeal of district Judge Young's ruling in favor a same-sex marriage. Some quotes:

The questioning by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judges was hard-hitting – using terms such as “ridiculous,” “absurd,” and saying the state’s attorneys were talking in circles.

“Don’t you have to have some empirical or common-sense reason to ban marriage?” asked Judge Richard Posner, who most actively questioned the lawyers.

“What is the benefit of the law? Who is being helped by this law if anyone? What is the harm of allowing these people to marry? Does it hurt heterosexual marriage?”

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 26, 2014 02:09 PM
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