Once wed, they will now be able to take advantage of the same tangible benefits — filing joint tax returns, making emergency medical decisions, adopting children — long enjoyed by opposite-sex married couples. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site.
Delaying the ruling carl tobias same sex marriages in Atlanta avoid "chaos and confusion" that would result if gay couples are allowed to marry and the Supreme Court later restores the ban, the Attorney General's Office states in the court filing.
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Tobias said the judge could also stay his order until appellate courts rule on cases from other states. But how he would get there remained an open question. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local.
Kennedy acknowledged the argument for more public discussion and political discourse to play out before the high court redefined marriage. But do not celebrate the Constitution. Supreme Court resolves the issue later this year.
It had nothing to do with it. But that's not the only path the judge could take. In that case, Tobias noted, McShane could simply allow the state to begin allowing same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses.
Tim Nashif, a board member of the Oregon Family Council, one of the leading groups opposing same-sex marriage in the state, said a county clerk would "probably have the best chance of intervening and getting into the case. It was so difficult for Arthur to move they were wed inside a medical transport plane on the tarmac in Baltimore.
Same-sex couples respect the institution of marriage so deeply they seek its fulfillment for themselves, Kennedy wrote. Hodges, predicted Kennedy would write the opinion upholding the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Updated at p. All Rights Reserved.