NOTE: This blog post was published earlier. It is republished here with a more informative title. If you've already read it--just hit the "delete" key now.
In a 2-1 decision on Thursday, November 6, 2014, the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed federal district court judges in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee who had struck bans on same-sex marriage and said the issue is most appropriately decided in the political arena. Case No. 14-1341, April DeBoer, et al v. Richard Snyder, et al, (6th Cir. issued 11/06/2014) For Publication.
I'm going to talk today about the dissent--because this is what caught my eye and appealed to me as a family lawyer who cares deeply about the constitutional rights implicated in these cases. For, as Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey, in dissenting, says “But what about the children?” That's a critical issue that the majority leaves unanswered.