Thursday, November 6, 2014

Missouri? Kansas!

A Missouri Circuit Judge has overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The Missouri Constitution violates the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution.

I'm not sure why (I haven't delved into the details) the ruling seems to apply only to the city of St. Louis. Marriages have begun. Other counties are holding off.

A federal judge has ruled that Kansas may not enforce its ban on same-sex marriage. The ruling comes with a week-long stay to allow the state to appeal. But this appeal will go to the 10th Circuit which has already ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in Utah and Oklahoma. All other states in the 10th Circuit allow same-sex marriages.

There are still two states in Circuits affected by last month's refusal by the Supremes that don't yet have same-sex marriage. Those two are South Carolina and Montana.

Six judges in various counties in North Carolina have resigned. Their reason is their position requires them to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies and their religion prohibits it.

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