Michigan becomes latest US state to lift ban on gay-marriages
A US federal judge has reportedly repealed a ban on gay marriages in the state of Michigan.
The move comes in wake of a case filed by two Detroit-area nurses, who argued that the ban was in violation of their rights under the US constitution.
While the quashing of ban means that same-sex couples will now be granted marriage licenses, the state, however, is planning to lodge an appeal against the court's decision, the BBC reported.
US District Judge Bernard Friedman wrote that many Michigan residents have religious convictions whose principles govern the conduct of their daily lives and inform their own viewpoints about marriage.
However, he added that these views cannot strip other citizens of the guarantees of equal protection under the law.
(Posted on 24-03-2014)
Information on States of India:
Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Arunachal Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal
INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:
Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |
KERALA TRAVEL MAPS:
TRAVEL MAPS OF INDIA:
INDIA CITY MAPS: