Thursday, September 4, 2014

Court of Appeals Rules Against Indiana's and Wisconsin's Gay Marriage Bans

Today the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana; the three-judge panel was unanimous in their ruling. Judge Richard Posner, a Republican appointee, called the states' arguments in defense of the bans "totally implausible." The outspoken judge continued
"Heterosexuals get drunk and pregnant, producing unwanted children; their reward is to be allowed to marry. Homosexual couples do not produce unwanted children; their reward is to be denied the right to marry. Go figure."
Undeterred, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said he will seek a suspension of the appeals court ruling pending a quick decision from the Supreme Court. This despite the fact that more than 30 courts have ruled in favor of gay marriage since the Supreme Court gutted the Defense of Marriage Act in June 2013.