Park Labrea News Beverly Press: Tides have turned in marriage equality effort

Aaron Blevins of the Park Labrea News Beverly Press reports on gay marriage rulings:

Although advocates are still trying to determine how many states will be affected by this week’s court rulings, same-sex marriage is now legal in most U.S. states for the first time in the country’s history.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear cases from Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Indiana, Utah and Virginia, enabling same-sex marriage in those states. On Tuesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against bans in Nevada and Idaho.

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is also anticipating that day.

“As a result of the Supreme Court denying review of pending court rulings legalizing marriage equality in Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin, many Americans in these states will continue to have the opportunity to marry the person they love,” he said. “That’s a cause for celebration and a moment to again mark the remarkable progress we’ve made in reversing discriminatory laws. However, the ruling also means the Supreme Court turned down the opportunity to issue a broader ruling that would make marriage equality the law of the land everywhere. Until Americans in every state of the union enjoy equality, our work will be not be finished.”

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By:  Aaron Blevins
Source: Park Labrea News Beverly Press