Court of Appeals writing a majority opinion in line with the rationale that the issue should be decided through the political process, not the courts. Roberts from bench: "Today 5 lawyers have ordered every state to change their definition of marriage. Contact Chris Geidner at chris.
Arthur was dying of ALS, and the couple didn't want to wait any longer. Today I could not be prouder of my country, more grateful for the memory of my late husband John, and more indebted to the incredible lawyers, advocates and fellow plaintiffs who made this landmark day possible.
The decision affirmed growing public support in the U. He struggled with the issue and ultimately embraced same-sex marriage in the months before his re-election. A federal appeals court had previously ruled in favor of the state bans, with Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the Sixth Circuit U.