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Courts Say Indiana and Utah’s Same-Sex Marriage Bans Are Unconstitutional

Some very big events for same-sex marriage laws across the country today. In two separate incidents, judges found state bans on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional. First in Utah, where the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that “We hold that the Fourteenth Amendment protects the fundamental right to marry, establish a family, raise children, and enjoy the full protection of a state’s marital laws.” And also in Indiana, U.S. District Judge Richard Young said the state ban on same-sex marriage violates the Constitution. Judge Young did not issue a stay, so same-sex couples in Indiana will be allowed to start getting married immediately. There is, however, a stay in place in Utah …

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