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Lawyers for Indiana, Wisconsin grilled in court over gay marriage bans
Lawyers for Indiana, Wisconsin grilled in court over gay marriage bans

Indiana and Wisconsin officials found themselves on the defensive at the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday as they advocated for bans on same-sex marriage. Moments after he began his oral argument, Indiana Solicitor General Thomas M. Fisher was interrupted by Judge Richard Posner, who pressed Fisher on his contention that Indiana’s ban on gay marriage stems from “governmental concern” over the birth of unintended children. Posner noted that many of these children were born to unmarried women and adopted by same-sex parents. Why, he asked, should those children not have married parents and all of the benefits such families enjoy? “Which do you think is...

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