Marriage equality meets South Dakota

Moments ago, United States District Court Judge Karen E. Schreier ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in South Dakota, declaring the state’s ban on marriage between same-sex couples unconstitutional.  Judge Schreier’s decision was a summary judgment, meaning she believs the plaintiffs are being actively harmed by the law in question and that the law is highly unlikely to be upheld in the event of a full hearing.

The ruling was in the case Rosenbrahn v. Daugaard, filed in May of 2014.  The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of South Dakota’s constitutional amendment that only respects marriages between one man and one woman, stating that it violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantees to equal protection.

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