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Diverse judges ruling for gay marriage

Diverse judges ruling in favor or gay marriage

[Photo via the Washington Post]

Gay marriage is sweeping across the country with states across the country now allowing same-sex couples to tie the knot, as the map above shows.  The Washington Post points out, the judges who are ruling the gay marriage bans in these states as unconstitutional are a diverse group.

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Utah Governor makes controversial remarks on same sex marriage

Utah Governor makes controversial remarks on gay marriage.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert is being asked to apologize by a gay right’s group following some remarks he made about homosexuality.   Herbert recently said  homosexuality is a choice and criticized decisions by other state leaders to not defend same-sex marriage bans calling the gay marriage movement the “next step to anarchy.”

According to the Associated Press,

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Pennsylvania ends fight against gay marriage ban

gay marriage battle over in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has dropped his defense of the state’s gay marriage ban which means the battle in that state is over.  Gay couples in Pennsylvania will be allowed to continued to legally get married.

According to the Associated Press,

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Gay couples want clarification on Arkansas same-sex marriage ban

Couples in Arkansas want a judge to clarify same-sex marriage ban

A group of gay couples and their attorneys have come together asking a judge in Arkansas to clarify the laws that prohibit same-sex marriage in that state after he declared that the state’s ban was unconstitutional last week.

According to the Associated Press,

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Judge says Arkansas gay marriage ban is unconstitutional

judge rules arizona gay ban unconstitutional

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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