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Court Rules Wisconsin And Indiana Can't Ban Same-Sex Marriages

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Same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. That’s the decision by a U.S. appeals court in Chicago today.

The vote by the three-judge panel at the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals was unanimous. This increases the number of states where same-sex marriage will be legal to 21.

Judge Richard Posner chastised opponents of same-sex marriage during oral arguments last month: he said the bans were derived from “hate… and savage discrimination,” comparing them to laws that once barred interracial marriage in America. 

Susan is an award-winning reporter/writer at her favorite radio station. She's also WNIJ's Perspectives editor, Under Rocks contributor, and local host of All Things Considered.