5th Circuit Court Sets Date To Hear SSM Cases

BTL Staff
By | 2014-10-28T09:00:00-04:00 October 28th, 2014|National, News|


NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals scheduled oral arguments for same-sex marriages cases, Monday, for rulings from Texas and Louisiana.
The hearings are set for the week of Jan. 5, 2015.
The schedules for the two cases have been combined to present to the 5th Circuit during the same period. The district court judge from Texas stuck down the gay marriage ban while Federal Judge Martin Feldman upheld Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriage in his Sept. 3 ruling, becoming the first federal judge to rule against same-sex marriage.
The Circuit judges who will hear the cases have yet to be released but will be announced closer to the hearing date.
Meanwhile the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has yet to issue a ruling for same-sex marriage cases for Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky.
In the wake of the Supreme Court of the United States deciding to not hear states’ appeals of the Circuit court rulings, many are wondering how long it will be until the entire country allows same-sex marriage. Gay marriage is legal in 32 states and the District of Columbia.

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