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The 13 states that still ban same-sex marriage

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posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 03:30 PM
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So recently Alabama has joined the ranks of states allowing same-sex marriage. This is notable because Alabama is one of the deep red states known for not supporting this. So where does that leave us as a country? 37 states have now legalized same-sex marriage, leaving just 13 that are behind the times.

The 13 states that still ban same-sex marriage


As the dominoes fall in favor of same-sex marriages, the question now seems to be which state will be the last to allow such unions? That's assuming, of course, that the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't get there first by this June, when it is expected to issue its ruling on such bans in four states this spring.


So who are the remaining states? Well I don't have enough space to list them all. You'll have to click on the link for that, so instead I will list the FIVE states that are currently doing nothing to overturn same-sex marriage bans. The other 8 are currently looking at judicial reviews that may result in the bans being overturned.

These three states are just sitting idle on this issue.


Georgia
Georgia is one of just three states with no legislative action or pending legal decisions whatsoever on same-sex marriage. The others are North Dakota and Nebraska. However, lawsuits are pending to overturn the state's 2004 ban.



Nebraska
A decade ago, a federal court ruled than an amendment banning same-sex marriages was unconstitutional. But the decision was short-lived. An appeals court reinstated the ban. Rights groups have filed legal challenges.



North Dakota
Same-sex couples are challenging the state's ban in U.S. District Court, but a federal judge issued a ruling on January 20 delaying the proceedings until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules.


These two states while no judicial proceedings are going on in the states themselves, the Supreme Court is using them as a template to decide the fate of same-sex marriage in the entire country.


Kentucky
Last year, a U.S. District Court judge ruled that the state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriages had no "legitimate purpose." The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit later overturned the ruling, reinstating gay marriage bans in Kentucky and four other states. The Kentucky ban is part of the U.S. Supreme Court case scheduled for arguments in April and a decision by June.



Michigan
A U.S. District Court judge ruled last year that the state's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional, resulting in the issuance of more than 300 marriage licenses. That ended when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit granted a stay. The court later reinstated Michigan's ban in the same ruling that reinstated Kentucky's ban. Its fate will be decided by the Supreme Court decision due by June.


May we live in interesting times. Who ever says that positive change doesn't happen in our lifetimes?
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posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Well needed change. It no one elses business if two peeps of the same sex want to get married..

on a lighter note.. :-)




posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 03:47 PM
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I saw an expedia commercial today about taking the person you love on a trip...could swear I saw two girls kissing, didn't flinch, hell, I dont even know if it was two girls. I really dont care.
Times are changing. Change is hard. My parents went to elementary school during Brown v. Board of Education. An interracial couple in public could lead to a very public execution with no one held accountable. The people carrying out those acts are called "the greatest generation" now.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 03:48 PM
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originally posted by: purplemer
a reply to: Krazysh0t

Well needed change. It no one elses business if two peeps of the same sex want to get married..

on a lighter note.. :-)



lol.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 03:55 PM
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originally posted by: purplemer
a reply to: Krazysh0t

Well needed change. It no one elses business if two peeps of the same sex want to get married..

on a lighter note.. :-)



That's it. Shut it down. The thread has been won. Indeed, perhaps the entire internet.

On topic- hopefully SCOTUS gets this locked down and people can do their freakin thing finally.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 04:21 PM
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Even though there is no logical reason for gays to not get married people will still fight it.
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posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 04:21 PM
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Even though there is no logical reason for gays to not get married people will still fight it.
warning language



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 04:34 PM
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Much like interacial marriages now, in a decade or so you will not be able to find anybody who will admit they opposed same sex marriages. Nobody wants to face the judgement of history.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 05:16 PM
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Challenges still remain in the 'supposed' non ban list of states:



MOSCOW, ID - The first same-sex marriage licenses in Idaho were issued in Latah County, but now, six of those couples are finding out their marriage is no longer recognized by the state.

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posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 05:20 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Yeah, good ole GA says they won't ever legalize weed, same-sex marriage, or gambling.

Guess which one is already creeping in.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 05:24 PM
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My future grand kids will ask me "is it true that gays did not have equal rights when you were younger?"



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: MrSpad

An odd comment.

And I will take bets on this that you are wrong.......



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 07:47 PM
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Maybe they will be the near future original colonies of the New United Regressive States of America.

It could have a great tourist industry where folks from more enlightened realms can come for a shiver from how rotten it used to be.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 08:37 PM
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Gays can get married in indiana but They can't buy beer on Sunday.



posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 05:58 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Here are the states that are considered by many as (The Bible Belt)....

Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri.

Now...look again at the list of the (13 states).



posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 02:44 PM
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a reply to: caladonea

I noticed the correlation too but I also noticed that Michigan, South Dakota, and North Dakota are on the list too. Also, that is why Alabama making it happen is big news too.



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