Do states have a right to ban gay marriage?

OHIO- A federal appeals court upheld on Thursday the right of four states to ban same-sex marriage, contradicting rulings by four similar courts and almost certainly sending the issue on a rapid trajectory to the Supreme Court.

The much-anticipated decision, written by Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, an appointee of George W. Bush, overturned lower court rulings in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee that were in favor of same-sex marriage. The question is, is this bill a direct attack on the rights of homosexuals, or simply an attempt to reserve this decision to the states?

We’ll let you decide, for the official record of the bill click  here:

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