Thursday, March 5, 2015

Oral Arguments in Tennessee Marriage Equality Case Set for April

Posted By on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 11:23 AM


The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in marriage equality cases from Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio on April 28th.

These cases, which include a couple from Memphis as plaintiffs, are expected to possibly end discriminatory marriage laws across the country. If the high court rules that bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, such bans would be overturned in states that still have them in place. The court is expected to issues its decision by the end of June 2015.

The case is being taken up by the Supreme Court following a November 6th, 2014, decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold marriage bans in Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio. That decision was in conflict with four other appeals courts across the country which invalidated marriage bans in other states.

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