South Dakota gay marriage ban to face lawsuit

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  • Utefan60 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 27, 2014 10:57 p.m.

    These two women are heroes for the stand they are taking. They have the courage to stand up to bigotry and hate. They look like a very loving couple. Be nice to have them as neighbors.

  • Stormwalker Cleveland , OH
    April 26, 2014 6:45 p.m.

    @deseret pete: "This case seems to be more about money than anything else .If we get married we can beat the system and get more money."

    A 68 year old and a 72 year old who have been a couple for 27 years... Do you think they shouldn't be concerned about each other? Shouldn't be concerned about the estate they will leave, first one of them to the other, and then to the family they have? They are tying to "beat the system'" by doing the exact same estate planning as any other married couple... oh. Yeah. They can't legally get married even though their relationship is headed for a third decade. So part of their estate planning seems to include marriage, and then a legal case that they may have to persue to the Supreme Court of the United States and then a trip to their investment guy.

    They are a couple. They would like the same rights, benefits and protections of other couples. It is about equality, not scamming the system.

  • MoNoMo Fair Oaks, CA
    April 26, 2014 10:16 a.m.

    Best of luck ladies!

  • BJMoose Syracuse, UT
    April 26, 2014 9:41 a.m.

    My best to Jennie and Nancy in their marriage and their lawsuit. May both be successful.

  • deseret pete robertson, Wy
    April 26, 2014 9:33 a.m.

    This case seems to be more about money than anything else .If we get married we can beat the system and get more money.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    April 26, 2014 8:46 a.m.

    "If there is going to be a change in the definition of marriage, I believe it should again come from a vote of South Dakotans on the ballot ..."

    No it shouldn't. Rights are NOT up for a vote; which is why they're called "rights".

    Marriage equality is coming, I can't wait for the gnashing of conservative teeth to follow.

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    April 26, 2014 8:21 a.m.

    @ toosmartforyou

    Since Utah asked and was granted a fast track to the 10th Circuit of the SCOTUS the case of Utah was heard after few months while the similar case of OK was heard one week later after 10 in the process. How the court rules in Utah may have an impact in the whole country. That is why Hutterite is correct. All pending cases that have similarities with the Utah case will put pressure in the SCOTUS to rule at the national level. All those cases may be resolved rather quickly if not immediately after the ruling.

    Utah may be the catalytic force that makes SSM part of the accepted civil standard across the nation.

    I find ironic that Utah may help to establish nationwide something it opposes. However, what I think is more ironic is after all is said and done Utah will find that SSM is helping to strength families, children and helping a segment of the population to become a more integral part of society and live more stable and joyous lives because of this ruling.

    I really believe that the Lord works in mysterious ways.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    April 26, 2014 12:16 a.m.

    Unless I missed it, Utah was never mentioned in the news article.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    April 25, 2014 3:46 p.m.

    Another state on utah's bandwagon to nationalise same sex marriage.