Questions Presented

 

This case is about a State’s sovereign right to recognize a union between a man and woman as the correct definition of marriage. The Sixth Circuit upheld the constitutionality of state marriage provisions passed by vast voter majorities in Michigan,Kentucky,2 Ohio,3 and Tennessee.4 In doing so, theSixth Circuit upheld democratic processes supported by

approximately twenty-two million Americans in those states.5

 

The Court presents the question “Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex?”6 ...

 

 6 The Court has also asked “Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a State to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state?”...

 

Referenced from page i and ii: Brief for the National Coalition of  Black Pastors and Christian Leaders as Amic

 

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