Maplewood, S. Orange Leaders Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Rule for Same Sex Marriage

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Editor’s note, 3/8, 6:15 p.m.: We have updated the article with the amici curiae brief filed on March 6.

Editor’s note: The legal brief referred to below is not the final version; we have removed it until it is finalized. We will update the article as we receive more information.

Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca and South Orange Village President Alex Torpey are among 18 New Jersey Mayors who have signed onto an amici curiae brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of the freedom to marry nationwide for all people. More than 200 Mayors across the nation have signed the amici curiae brief.

The case, DeBoer v. Snyder is an appeal of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court, which held that gay and lesbian citizens, unlike other citizens, have no fundamental right to marry. The Court said marriage should be left to the “state democratic processes” and “in the hands of the state voters.”

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