6th Circuit Court

Historic Decision By the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Hands Natural Marriage Supporters a Huge Victory!

On Thursday, in a 2-1 decision, a judicial panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit reversed district court rulings that had struck down homosexual “marriage” bans in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Because this very important decision for supporters of natural marriage runs counter to decisions by four other appeals courts, the United States Supreme Court will undoubtedly decide in January to finally make a decision as to whether the states have the constitutional right to make laws on traditional marriage and banning homosexual “marriages.”  If the high court does take up the issue, it is expected to be the very last decision issued by the Supreme Court next June.

The judges in the majority  --  both appointed by President George W. Bush  --  were Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Sutton and Circuit Court Judge Deborah Cook.  In the 42-page decision, Judge Sutton, writing for the majority, argued that all of the circuit court judges overturning the state constitutional bans on homosexual “marriages” should not have overturned such amendments because of the Supreme Court’s ruling in 1972 which “upheld the right of the people of a state to define marriage as they see it.”

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