Saturday, March 15, 2014

ARIZONA'S SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BAN WILL BE CHALLENGED IN FEDERAL COURT

As Boomers age and a new generation takes over, public perception of Gay Marriage has undergone a massive change.  Today, the gender equality movement is gaining ground and picking up speed.  Same-sex marriage has now been legalized in seventeen states, and that number is growing.  Federal courts have thrown out Gay Marriage bans in California, Virginia, and Kentucky; and, according to the Arizona Republic, "there are (currently) more than two dozen lawsuits challenging restrictions on marriage for same-sex couples across the country."

This week a lawsuit was filed in Federal Court challenging Arizona's same-sex marriage ban.  The plaintiffs claim that defining marriage "as between one man and one woman" violates the rights of Gay citizens to equal protection and due process, as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.  This same theory has been argued successfully in other recent cases.

What started as a trickle has become a flood.  A tsunami of tolerance.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/2014/03/13/arizona-same-sex-marriage-lawsuit/6378435/


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