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Still, the trend in the courts -- which also happens to mirror that in public opinion polls -- so far is clear. They have family members expressing joy and solidarity along with them, such as a brother-in-law who noted the two are finally "acting out what's been in place for years. The Holland Sentinel.
April 14, Plaintiffs Laurie Wood, left, and Kody Partridge, center, walk with attorney Peggy Tomsic on December 4,after a judge heard arguments challenging Utah's same-sex marriage ban. As they start careers and families, gay marriage legislation could dictate where they live and raise children.
In a 2-to-1 decision, the appellate court overturned the lower court.