Gay Marriage Bans Tested in Four States

CINCINNATI (Worthy News)– The U.S. Court of Appeals will hear six lawsuits seeking to strike down marriage amendments in four states: Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. The states have passed amendments approved by its voters that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati will hold a marathon session regarding six lawsuits seeking to strike down laws in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee that bar same-sex marriages. District court judges already have ruled the laws unconstitutional.

Since the Supreme Court last year struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, there have been 19 federal court rulings across the country against same-sex marriage bans — 16 at the district court level and three circuit court decisions upholding district court rulings.

More than 70 cases have been filed in all 31 states that prohibit same-sex marriage. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia allow such marriages.

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