By Junior Mayema,
We have reached a tipping point on marriage equality in the USA just take a look at the map right now 70 percent of americans live in places where samesex marriages are legal, i think it is about time for the Supreme court to finish the job that it started when DOMA( Defense of Marriage act) was struck down by the highest court of the land, i am confident the justices will finish this job this year because people who are homophobic are even coming out as gay, we have reached a tipping point and the momentum is very unprecedented:
Exodus International ex-VP says he is ‘gay with bisexual tendencies’ – See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/former-ex-gay-poster-boy-comes-out130115#sthash.Y8avePpz.dpuf
here is tow important news so far :
A judge ruled South Dakota’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional on Monday.
U.S. District Court Judge Karen E. Schreier wrote that the plaintiffs in the case “have a fundamental right to marry.”
“South Dakota law deprives them of that right solely because they are same-sex couples and without sufficient justification,” Schreier wrote.
The decision is stayed pending a possible appeal to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
And the second important news to follow very closely :
The U.S. Supreme Court was expected to announce Monday if it will hear a metro Detroit couple’s case challenging the gay marriage ban, but the case has now been relisted for Friday, January 16.
The Supreme Court has quietly engineered a dramatic increase in the number of states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. The increase also has raised the chances the justices soon will step in to settle the legal debate.
The justices are also weighing whether to hear a case that could lead to same-sex unions in all 50 states. With the addition of Florida this week, 36 states now allow same-sex marriage. That’s nearly twice as many as just three months ago.
If the highest court agrees to review the cases, the issue of same-sex marriage could be decided for the entire country by July.
In Michigan, the case is that of April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, a couple from Hazel Park who are hoping to overturn Michigan’s gay marriage ban in order to jointly adopt their children.
A federal district judge ruled in their favor in 2014 briefly making same-sex marriage legal in Michigan, but the appeals court stayed the decision the next day upholding the ban.