Monday, October 13, 2014
Alaska Rules Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
Courtesy Chicago Tribune
A U.S. federal judge on Sunday ruled that the state of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.
Judge Timothy Burgess of the U.S. District Court for Alaska made the ruling after hearing oral arguments on Friday challenging the state's 16-year-old ban, saying it added to discrimination already faced by gay and lesbian people every day.
"Alaska's denial of the benefits and dignity of marriage for them only perpetuates this discrimination without legitimate grounds," Burgess wrote.
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