Minnesota Court To Reconsider Same-Sex Marriage Case

The Minnesota Court of Appeals sent a same-sex marriage case back to a district court for review today, after ruling that the judges did not “properly analyze the couples’ claims that their due process, equal protection and freedom of association rights were violated.” The couples, who were all legally married elsewhere, “filed suit in 2010 in state court after Hennepin County refused to issue them marriage licenses, charging that the Defense of Marriage Act violates “their rights to due process, equal protection, religious freedom and freedom of association.” A lower court initially dismissed their lawsuit. Voters in Minnesota will consider a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage in November.