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Coffey: Supreme Court Has More to Say on Gay Marriage

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 09:44 PM

There's been a "consistent momentum" in courts around the country to strike down bans on same-sex marriages, said lawyer Kendall Coffey.

In an exclusive interview on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV Thursday, the founding member of the firm Coffey Burlington said besides the most recent decision by a federal judge striking down a gay marriage ban in Texas, there have been similar rulings in Utah, Oklahoma, and Virginia.

"We're seeing this consistent momentum," he said. "The key thing to look for is that with respect to a decision to strike down the ban on same-sex marriage that was pending in the 10th Circuit [Court of Appeals], the U.S. Supreme Court put a stay on the decision, meaning that while all of this goes through the appellate process, the U.S. Supreme Court is saying . . .  no same-sex marriages yet, until this plays out through the appellate process."

"So obviously they think they have something to say about it and no matter what district courts, which is a trial court level, the federal judiciary say, this issue is clearly headed to the Supreme Court," he added.

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Coffey decried Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's veto of a bill Wednesday that would have allowed businesses to refuse services to gays.

"The bill . . . would have provided a safe haven, a safe harbor for individuals attempting to exercise their religious rights with respect to same-sex couples," he said. "It doesn't mean that [there] can't be constitutional challenges..."

"The constitutional protection for religious freedom is still there and can be litigated but this Arizona law would have given a statutory protection for religious freedom that has now been effectively erased by the veto," he said.


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