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Marriage Equality returns to the Supreme Court

Today, the United States Supreme Court announced it will review marriage equality this term as it has granted review in four cases from Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio, and Kentucky. The Justices granted cert in the four cases after reviewing the cases at two separate conferenced.

The cases were appealed to the Supreme Court after the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found marriage bans constitutional on November 6, 2014. The appeals judges’ ruling overturned all lower court decisions granted in the cases.

Marriage equality is the law of the land in 35 states, and same-sex couples are allowed to marry in some districts of Kansas and Missouri. These four cases headed to the nation’s highest court pave the way for a possible decision ruling marriage equality is a fundamental right in all 50 states.

There is no question about it: the Supreme Court must rule now and for the last time in favor of the fundamental right to marry for all gay and lesbian Americans.