U.S. judge strikes down Indiana gay marriage ban

Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:36pm EDT

1 of 2. Two men, both wearing signs that read 'he's the groom', hold hands shortly after midnight after getting a civil union when Colorado's civil union law went into effect in Denver May 1, 2013.

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(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday struck down the Indiana ban on same-sex marriage, saying the measure was unconstitutional and ordering officials to start issuing marriage licenses.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Richard Young, in a ruling posted online, said the state's ban violated the Constitution's due process and equal protect clauses in the Fourteenth Amendment.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Susan Heavey)

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Apache1036 wrote:
States need to join forces and adopt a law that redefines a marriage as follows:
Marriage – Type 1 A legal joining of a female to a male or male to a female (the sex must be known from birth). All laws concerning rights and privileges and divorce proceedings apply to this type marriage.
Marriage – Type 2 A legal joining of a female to another female or a male to another male (sex as determined at birth). All laws concerning rights and privileges and divorce proceedings apply to this type marriage.
Marriage – Type 3 A legal joining of a brother and sister (status at birth must be followed)
Marriage – Type 4 A legal joining of mother and son or father and daughter or any mix of the afore mentioned
Marriage _ Type 5 A legal joining by any sex male or female to any sex male or female for a temporary period not to exceed seven (7) days.
Marriage _ Type 6 A legal joining by any sex ,male or female to any sex male or female for a temporary period not to exceed one (1) year
Even the Supreme Court should not be able to change these definitions and there would be fun for all concerned and queers could be queers. Also he States could issue a license based on the type of marriage the individual wants to perform or the State wants to accept or adopt.

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