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Gay marriage remains illegal in four US states

Washington: Homosexual marriages continue to remain illegal in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee following a ruling by the US Court of Appeals.

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Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, appointed by former president George W. Bush, Thursday dismissed earlier decisions by lower courts which pronounced laws banning homosexual marriages in these four states as un-constitutional.

According to Sutton, the legality of homosexual marriage cannot be determined by an intermediate court, but should be a result of the democratic processes of a country.

On Oct 6, the Supreme Court declined to pass a judgement on the legalisation of gay marriage at a national level.

Same sex marriage is legal in 32 of the 50 states in the US.

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