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Only to turn around and see it back on the altar. After this things only got worse. Fires were set in the house, things got wrecked until one day they had enough and moved out. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen that the state’s same sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.Attorneys for two same sex couples who filed the lawsuit will respond in writing next month, and a three judge panel of the appeals court will hear arguments in May. Supreme Court to ultimately resolve the issue, either in this case or a similar one from another state.Oakley wrote that under a Supreme Court precedent, “state laws respecting same sex marriage are protected from federal intrusion.” Some lower courts have adhered to that while others have improperly taken it upon themselves to decide that standards have changed, he said in the brief.”States have the right to define marriage, and if they choose to allow same sex marriage or other non traditional marriage, they are free to do so,” he wrote. “However, the states cannot be compelled to alter the idea of marriage to include same sex couples.”He said clerks could be faced with lawsuits from other people who are prohibited to marry.”For example, if the definition of marriage is no longer based on procreation and the ability to procreate naturally, then what is the purpose in prohibiting marriage between persons of close kinship,” Oakley wrote.He also said Allen missed the mark in citing Loving v.