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Monday, September 08, 2014

Ind. Courts - "A state of ridicule: Judges rule Indiana's gay marriage ban indefensible"

That is the headline to a long editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. A sample:

Attorney General Greg Zoeller seemed to be unfazed by Thursday's ruling by the U.S. 7th Court of Appeals against Indiana and Wisconsin's bans on gay marriage. Zoeller immediately called for a stay of execution of the order until the issue can be decided by the nation's highest court. * * *

Such determination is expected from great athletes and used-car salespeople. But it only befits a state's legal department when the issues are ones of high principles. In the appeals court hearing, the attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana were exposed as advocates in search of a good argument. In that hearing and in Thursday's opinion, the states received not just reasoned refutation, but well-deserved ridicule.

The ruling noted that Indiana and Wisconsin had given “no reason” for their need to prohibit gay marriage. But the opinion went much further in demolishing the states' cases.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 8, 2014 07:52 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts