Wednesday, November 12, 2014

NEWSFLASH!! Love Wins in South Carolina!

I'm a little shocked, a lot happy, and somewhat weepy, so I'll just copy and paste the story ...



"A federal judge struck down South Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday, though marriage licenses can’t immediately be handed out.
U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel gave state Attorney General Alan Wilson a delay until Nov. 20.
A spokesman for Wilson said he’s reviewing the ruling.
Last month, Colleen Condon and Nichols Bleckley applied for a same-sex marriage license in Charleston County.
The U.S. Supreme Court last month refused to hear an appeal of a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision allowing same-sex marriage in Virginia. That development opened the way for same-sex marriages in other states in the 4th Circuit. South Carolina was the only state in the circuit refusing to allow such marriages.Meanwhile, the nation’s highest court was considering Wednesday whether to block Kansas from enforcing its ban on gay marriage while federal courts review a legal challenge. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit last month on behalf of two lesbian couples who were denied marriage licenses.
A federal judge ordered the state to stop enforcing its ban as of 5 p.m. Tuesday – when county courthouses were closed for Veterans Day. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt appealed to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She put the federal judge’s order on hold and gave the ACLU a chance to respond to the state’s request to maintain the ban for now."
I'm sure the Attorney General won't let this alone, but, yeah, Love Wins in SC!!

13 comments:

BloggerJoe said...

Congrats! You guys all worked hard on this.

Biki Honko said...

Yippeee!!!! I was writing a comment on one of your posts when my phone chimed with the great news! At last, at last, we are finally winning our freedom.

Bob Slatten said...

I feel like I felt the day that Obama came out for marriage equality! I'm laughing and crying.
What a GREAT feeling!

Raybeard said...

So pleased for you, Bob. Happy day indeed.

the dogs' mother said...

!!!! :-) !!!!

anne marie in philly said...

holycrapholycrapholycrap! can't wait to see a pix of you and carlos with your OFFICIAL SC MARRIAGE LICENSE!!!!!

mistress maddie said...

Well Holy Hell!!!!!! Its about time!!!!! A belated wedding gift perhaps? Now.....lets all gather round for a whiskey and toast the state...........

Frank said...
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Frank said...

Congrats to all our LGBT friends in SC. Sounds like we may be legal next time we go to visit Leon's mom in SC...but, I have to say it's still a bit scary down there where she lives.

Susan said...

So happy for you and Carlos, Bob. And everyone in South Carolina! :)

S'A said...

This is wonderful! A bit of good news to start my day! :)

Helen Lashbrook said...

Shame you haven't got a pic of Nicki Haley receiving the good news!

Bob Slatten said...

@Helen
THAT would have been the picture to get!