ACLU asks Supreme Court to hear Indiana, Wisconsin marriage equality cases

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NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union filed responses to petitions from the states of Indiana and Wisconsin Sept. 9 asking for the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal appellate court ruling made last week that struck down bans on marriage for same-sex couples in the same two states.

The ACLU is representing 13 plaintiffs couples who are challenging the bans on same-sex marriages in Indiana and Wisconsin. The ACLU is asking the Supreme Court to review the ruling to come to a resolution for marriage equality in both states and also for the United States as a whole.

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7,000 petitions delivered to Pam Bondi in support of marriage equality

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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Tallahassee – Equality Florida delivered 7,000 petitions to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office, asking her to withdraw her notice of appeal that has put a stay on a judge’s decision that Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

“We have been gathering petitions all across the state to show Pam Bondi that our friends and our neighbors are asking her to do the right thing and to respect all of our families and to let Judge Garcia’s ruling stand,” said Jennie Reiken, a Get Engaged coordinator for Equality Florida. “It was just a great way for folks to be a part of the amazing work that’s going on here in Florida”

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