Lesbian/Gay Law Notes – 2014 – Issue 11 – December

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Missouri Trial Judge Issues Marriage Equality Ruling

On November 5, 2014, St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Rex Burlison overturned Missouri’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage by ruling that Missouri's measure recognizing marriage only between a man and woman violates due process and equal protection clauses of the...

Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss South Dakota Marriage Equality Case

U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier denied a motion by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard to dismiss the pending marriage equality case of Rosenbrahn v. Daugaard, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160340, 2014 WL 6386903 (D.S.D. Nov. 14, 2014). Although this was not a ruling...

Time for Marriage Equality in Montana

“The time has come for Montana to follow all the other states within the Ninth Circuit and recognize that laws that ban same-sex marriage violate the constitutional right of same-sex couples to equal protection of the laws,” wrote U.S. District Judge Brian Morris on...