The judge stays implementation of the ruling pending appeals. If marriage is about children, why does the state allow the first group to marry? Gray's battle with cancer prompted the couple to seek relief from a federal court to immediately receive a license before the law goes into effect in June. Michael Bruhn ruled in favor of the state, reinstating the charges against West, arguing that this criminal case did not concern whether the State Constitution mandates same-sex marriage, but rather whether West violated his oath of office in performing illegal marriages. For example, in Brazil and the Netherlands, three-way relationships were recently granted the full rights of marriage. And of course all those purchases generate millions in sales tax revenue for state and local governments. Although Pearce is running unopposed in the Republican New Mexico primary for governor, he will face one of several Democratic challengers including U.
The Courts ruling will decide whether states can constitutionally ban same-sex marriage.
July 24, The tiny victories were despite record-breaking funding advantages, sitting governors campaigning for same-sex marriage and strong support among the media. He writes from Casselberry, Fla.
It goes into effect July 1,