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Topic - Austin Nimocks
A lawsuit that claims that California's Proposition 8, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, is still in effect will go forward — but county clerks can continue to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, the California Supreme Court said Monday.
The number of states expected to legalize gay marriage may be topping out and, unless the U.S. Supreme Court decides otherwise, there are few signs that a large number of other states will follow suit anytime soon. Can the United States live with such irreconcilable differences?
A traditional-values advocacy group says it will intervene to file legal papers this week in support of an Illinois marriage law, after officials in the Democrat-dominated state government refused to defend the law in court.
The outlook for polygamy hasn't been this good since Abraham took Keturah as his third wife.
The Rhode Island Supreme Court should rule that a lesbian couple who "married" in Massachusetts can't get "divorced" in Rhode Island because such an act would legalize same-sex "marriage" in the state, say court papers filed by a conservative legal defense organization.
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"Although we would have preferred for the California Supreme Court to issue a stay so that the states' marriage amendment would be respected sooner rather than later, the proponents of Proposition 8 will continue to urge the court to uphold the rule of law," said Austin Nimocks, senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, an Arizona-based conservative Christian group.
"We are certainly hopeful that the Supreme Court will not impose a 50-state mandate on same-sex marriage," said Mr. Nimocks of Alliance Defending Freedom. "We hope the court will allow American states to continue to explore this issue themselves."