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posted Friday, January 16, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 03
Federal judge strikes South Dakota marriage ban
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Federal judge strikes South Dakota marriage ban

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer A federal judge ruled on January 12 that South Dakota's ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier ruled that the state laws preventing Gay and Lesbian couples from marrying violated the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. She stayed her ruling, however, pending appeal.

In her decision, Schreier cited the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia, and explicitly compared laws against same-sex marriage to previous laws prohibiting inter-racial marriages.

'In Loving, the Supreme Court addressed a traditionally accepted definition of marriage that prohibited Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving from marrying,' she wrote.

'Because Virginia's laws deprived that couple of their fundamental right to marriage, the Court struck down those laws. Little distinguishes this case from Loving. Plaintiffs have a fundamental right to marry. South Dakota law deprives them of that right solely because they are same-sex couples and without sufficient justification.'

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley said he would appeal Schreier's ruling.

'It remains the State's position that the institution of marriage should be defined by the voters of South Dakota and not the federal courts,' he said in a statement on the state website.

'Because this case presents substantial legal questions and substantial public interest the Federal Court has stayed its judgment allowing South Dakota law to remain in effect pending the appeal.'

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over South Dakota, already has marriage cases from Arkansas and Missouri pending.

Schreier was appointed to the federal bench by President Clinton on 1999. Jackley, a Republican, has been Attorney General of South Dakota since 2009.

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