Appeals court finds in favor of anti-gay marriage laws

Activists with Why Marriage Matters last year in Cleveland (pic: Brian Bull)
Activists with Why Marriage Matters last year in Cleveland (pic: Brian Bull)
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In a break with other circuit court decisions, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati decided two-to-one to uphold lower court rulings against same-sex marriage in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Many are speculating this could lead the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue. And Ohio plaintiffs attorney Al Gerhardstein says he and his clients do intend to ask the Court to do just that.

“We will be applying for cert to the U.S. Supreme Court,” says Gerhardstein. We think the two judges that ruled in the majority simply got it wrong. And we very much are eager to take this up to the Supreme Court.”

Gerhardstein says he intends to act promptly but doesn’t want to rush. He says they’ll take the time to analyze the ruling and put together an argument to take to Washington.

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