10 States File Opposition To Gay Marriage - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

10 States File Opposition To Gay Marriage

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming and nine other states have filed a gay marriage opposition brief to a federal appeals court in California. The amicus brief sent Friday to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals says that the Constitution does not require marriage to include same-sex couples. It also says that states, not federal courts, have final say in whether to allow same-sex marriages.

A federal judge ruled last month that California's Proposition 8, a voter-passed ban on same-sex marriage, was unconstitutional. The Perry v. Schwarzenegger case is on appeal. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that other states joining the brief are Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, South Carolina, Utah and Virginia.

 

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