An Arkansas judge says that the state’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. Judge Chris Piazza said a statute passed in 1997 and the 2004 amendment to the state’s constitution that ban gay marriage in Arkansas violates the equal-protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. However, an appeal to the decision is already in the works.
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If a group of civil rights attorneys have their way, Ohio could be the next to allow same-sex marriage. The lawsuit filed by the group claims that Ohio’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, and they cited arguments that have led judges to strike down same sex marriage bans in five other states. According to the Associated Press, Get more…
North Carolina’s ban on gay marriage is being challenged in court, but to many people’s surprise the lawsuit has been filed by a group of members of the clergy.
According to NBC News,
The men and women of the cloth say that the state’s “Amendment 1,” which was approved by voters in 2012, infringes upon their religious freedom to perform marriages for their gay and lesbian congregants.