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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on: Today Indiana files with SCOTUS for review of 7th Circuit's same-sex marriage opinion

Updating this post from earlier today linking to the State of Indiana's petition for cert in Baskin v. Bogan, here now, also in record time, is the 27-page response of the consolidated respondents. Some quotes:

Respondents believe the Seventh Circuit was wholly correct in its decision. Nonetheless, Respondents agree that the Court should grant review in this case. The questions presented by this case are of exceptional importance to Respondents and the nation and should be resolved expeditiously. Additionally, this particular case presents an excellent vehicle to review the constitutional issues presented. * * *

If this Court grants review, it should affirm the Seventh Circuit’s decision, which correctly held that the Indiana marriage ban unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex couples, unlawfully relegating their families to second-class status.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 9, 2014 01:36 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts