Federal Appeals Court Decision A Setback to Marriage Equality
WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2014 — Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit overturned lower court decisions that struck down the ban on the right for same-sex couples to marry in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
“The contradicting lower federal court decisions have given the U.S. Supreme Court an ultimatum—they can no longer avoid deciding on the issue of marriage equality for all Americans.
“Every day the Supreme Court fails to take action is another day thousands of LGBTQ families are denied a fundamental freedom.
“We hope the Supreme Court will meet its moral obligation and protect same-sex couples living in all corners of our nation from discriminatory and unconstitutional laws.”
–Rev. Darlene Nipper, National LGBTQ Task Force Deputy Executive Director
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