Courts knock down gay marriage bans in Arizona, Alaska, Wyoming

Larry Ferri and Brandi Morris hold large rainbow flag as gay couples marry outside of Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds office in CharlotteBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) – Barriers to gay marriage fell in Arizona, Alaska and Wyoming on Friday following a series of federal court actions in the latest in a series of legal victories for supporters of same-sex matrimony in America. In Arizona, U.S. District Judge John Sedwick wrote in a ruling made public on Friday that the state’s curbs on gay marriage were “unconstitutional by virtue of the fact that they deny same-sex couples the equal protection of the law.” Same-sex couples in the state began getting married right away. …

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