Federal judge Karen Schreier has ruled that South Dakota’s bans against gay marriage are unconstitutional.
The ruling came out Monday, Jan. 12. Included with the ruling is a stay, so couples won’t be able to marry until the case has been resolved at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals or at the United States Supreme Court.
Attorney Joshua Newville represents six South Dakota couples who brought suit against the state. The 12 people have been legally married in other states and sued to force South Dakota to recognize those unions as legal.