Sixth Circuit Upholds Gay Marriage Ban

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Tennessee's ban on gay marriage will remain in place for now, following the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling today upholding bans on same-sex marriage in Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky.

The three-judge panel's decision was 2-1 with only Judge Martha Craig Daughtry dissenting. Judges Jeffrey Sutton and Deborah Cook upheld the bans.

The issue will now likely be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Sixth Circuit is the first federal appeals court to uphold gay marriage bans. Across the country, appeals courts have been overturning such bans. A PDF of the court's ruling is at the bottom of this post.

Judges Martha Craig Daughtry, Jeffrey Sutton, and Deborah Cook
  • Judges Martha Craig Daughtry, Jeffrey Sutton, and Deborah Cook
See related PDF 6th_Circuit_Ruling.pdf


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