Friday, June 05, 2015

Guam's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down

Pacific Daily News reports that in a ruling from the bench, Guam's chief federal judge this morning struck down the island's ban on same-sex marriage.  A written opinion is expected on Monday. Guam, a U.S. territory, is part of the 9th Circuit which has already held same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional. (See prior posting.) Guam is the last jurisdiction in the 9th Circuit to have its ban invalidated.

UPDATE: The full opinion in Aguero v. Calvo, (D Guam, June 8, 2015) is now available.