1. MiddleoftheRoader says

    Great! Another lawsuit in a conservative state (recent law suits in Oklahoma, Virginia, etc)in front of conservative judges by well-meaning spouses who don’t have the ACLU, or David Boies / Ted Olsen or similar lawyers involved.

    Sorry, but South Carolina is not New Mexico. So if these cases lead to decisions against marriage, will the momentum of the Windsor case and legislative / election victories (MD, MN, ME, WA, RI) be slowed down or reversed?

    Good luck to them. Here’s hoping they win these cases in these Confederate states.

  2. *****overTX says

    Once again a southern state has to dig into their taxpayer money and attempt to defend their repressive, discriminatory laws, and constitutional provisions. Way to go! Bleed those suckers dry!

  3. says

    This is the wrong lawsuit to bring forward. We need suits from couples in states seeking the right to marry, not the right to have their marriages recognized. A positive outcome in this case would only yield recognition, continuing a trend of marriage rulings with muddy effects.

  4. Jlavoy says

    Im very proud of this couple.

    Im noticing, though, that it is typically women who are at the forefront of these judicial cases. Why arent there a proportionate amount of men?

  5. KCosper says

    JLavoy – In my observation gay couples are more often viewed as “perverts” while lesbian couples are simply seen as “misguided” – so perhaps those trying to orchestrate the battle for equality have made a tactical decision to use the “more palatable” option. I don’t know – just a guess. The fact that females can give birth probably gives a bit more weight to their position as well.

    I’m just waiting for the day that this isn’t an issue and we can allow people to be themselves and find nurturing, loving relationships and make commitments to each other without having to bring along an army of lawyers.

  6. John says

    Marriage laws in the U.S. are currently all over the place. Ohio has had two cases in recent weeks that are similar to this… asking for recognition of marriages performed in Maryland and Delaware, despite Ohio’s constitutional ban. And in each case, the judge ruled that the state must recognize the marriage. Despite protests from the Governor and the AG, so far the rulings are standing. As I see it, it’s about setting precedent. We’ve got momentum… we need to keep the pressure on!

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