A federal judge ruled this week that Virginia’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen in Norfolk, Virginia, said in her ruling denied gay couples a fundamental freedom to marry. That doesn’t, however, mean that same sex marriages will begin immediately in that state.
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A Federal Judge in Tulsa ruled that Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, but that doesn’t mean that same-sex unions will begin immediately. That’s because those who oppose marriage equality will get the chance to appeal Tuesday’s decision. Get more…
In the midst of all of the elections taking place on Tuesday, lawmakers in Illinois passed legislation to legalize gay marriage. The governor plans to sign the bill which will allow same sex couples to win mid-next year.
The group believes their study will help influence a judge to strike down the bans in these two states by proving that research shows having same-sex parents is just as good for children as having opposite sex parents. The organization says that anti-gay groups told voters that having gay parents could have a negative impact on children when they were initially trying to get the bans passed. ASA research shows that isn’t the case.