The US Supreme Court rules in favour of marriage equality

By RODNEY HO/Reuters A federal appeals court has ruled that same-sex couples are entitled to marriage licenses in California, allowing them to get married, according to a report by Reuters.

The court also ruled that the state’s ban on same-year marriage, which was put in place in 2004, cannot be struck down, Reuters reported.

The justices said in a ruling on Tuesday that California’s ban was unconstitutional because it violated the U.S. Constitution and the federal Marriage Protection Act of 1993.

They also said they were not convinced that a similar ban was constitutional in another state.

The ruling comes amid nationwide protests against same-gender marriage and a sharp decline in support for marriage equality in the United States. 

The court, in a 6-3 decision, said that California law is constitutional.

It said that the ban is also valid in two other states, the District of Columbia and New York, where voters approved same-day marriage in November, Reuters said.

The court’s ruling came in the case of a lesbian couple from San Diego, who sought a marriage license.

The couples, who have been married for 10 years, sued the state of California in January, arguing that the law violates their constitutional rights.

In February, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the marriage ban, which took effect after the Supreme Court’s ruling.

The state of San Diego is not part of the court’s decision.

In a statement on Wednesday, Brown said that he has been ‘truly heartbroken’ by the decision. 

‘I have been proud to have stood with the LGBT community for over 30 years,’ Brown said.

‘I have always had a firm belief in the rights of all Californians to marry the person they love, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

‘The court decision is a tragic reminder that we must continue to work to ensure every Californian has the opportunity to be treated equally.

‘This court has the same principle that the people of my state have in our hearts.

The decision is wrong and needs to be reversed.’

How to get a Wisconsin marriage license


— A Wisconsin couple wants a marriage license after they had to move out of their state due to a temporary marriage license law in the state.

The couple, who live in New Jersey, say they’ve been married for two years and have been getting their driver’s licenses for a year and a half.

The couple, David and Melissa Peltz, say the state of New Jersey has not given them a license to use their home address, which is their business address, and that they don’t have the money to pay the required fee to get their marriage license.

Peltz says the state needs to change the law to make marriage legal for the married.

“If they want to change this law, they have to change it now,” Pelt, who lives in New York, told WISN 10 News.

The couple said they were able to get married in New Zealand last month because New Zealand law allows couples to marry in a country they are currently resident in, and the couple said that’s what they would have to do in Wisconsin if the state wanted to change their state marriage license to allow them to marry.

The state Department of Health has not issued a license for marriage in Wisconsin.

The Peltzes said they don,t plan to change that.