Supreme Court asked to rule on Nevada same-sex law

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 12/05/2012 3:11 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An advocacy group is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a challenge to Nevada's ban on same sex marriage.

The Idaho-based Coalition for the Protection of Marriage on Wednesday asked the nation's highest court to reach down and bypass an expected appeal by the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

Lambda is a gay rights advocacy organization. It vowed to appeal a federal judge's ruling last week that Nevada has a legitimate state interest in prohibiting recognition of same-sex couples.

The coalition wants the Supreme Court to go ahead and decide if the U.S. Constitution requires that the legal definition of marriage be changed from a man and a woman to the union of any two persons.


©2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

1 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

Deadmeat99 - 12/5/2012 4:23 PM
0 Votes
The U.S. Constitution has nothing to say about marriage, therefore this isn't an issue for the U.S. Supreme Court. It's a decision to be made by the State, by way of the 10th amendment.

Featured Segments/Shows

All content © Copyright 2015 Intermountain West Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.