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Traditional marriage laws fall in two more states

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by The Editors
Posted 9/04/14, 04:25 pm

A three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously struck down traditional marriage provisions in Wisconsin and Indiana today. A constitutional amendment approved in 2006 by voters limited marriage in Wisconsin to heterosexual couples, while state law did the same in Indiana. Neither state recognized same-sex marriages performed in other states.

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Federal judge: Louisiana has a right to ban gay marriage

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by The Editors
Posted 9/03/14, 01:30 pm

A federal judge in New Orleans became the first in the nation to uphold traditional marriage laws today, ruling Louisiana has a right to regulate marriage as it sees fit.

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Appeals court judges take sides in marriage cases

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by Mary Reichard
Posted 9/01/14, 10:50 am

Last week, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard arguments on marriage cases from Indiana and Wisconsin. Indiana state law upholds marriage between one man and one woman. Wisconsin has a constitutional amendmentdefining marriage that way.

Judge Richard Posner, a Reagan appointee, dismissed tradition out-of-hand as a justification for marriage. He said only “hate” is behind wanting to order society around one-man-one-woman unions and used the phrase “savage discrimination” to describe it.

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