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A federal appeals court in San Francisco refused Tuesday to rehear a legal challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban, sending the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals made the decision, which was based on whether a majority of its active judges had agreed or refused to reconsider a ruling in February in which two of its member judges declared the ban unconstitutional.
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The New Mexico Court of Appeals upheld a ruling by the state’s Civil Rights Commission that a Christian photographer who refused to take pictures of a gay couple’s commitment ceremony violated the state’s discrimination law.
“Americans in the marketplace should not be subjected to legal attacks for simply abiding by their beliefs,” senior counsel Jordan Lorence said in a statement. “Because the Constitution prohibits the state from forcing unwilling artists to promote a message they disagree with, we will certainly appeal this decision to the New Mexico Supreme Court.”
Originally posted by Wertdagf
reply to post by MESSAGEFROMTHESTARS
People were getting married... or what ever they called it... before religion existed.
many animal mate for life. If religious idiots want to slap a name on it fine... but its not exclusive...
Originally posted by cetaphobic
reply to post by PeterWiggin
Marriage existed before Christianity was ever even schemed up. Marriage is a PAGAN institution.