The Court of Appeals of the Sixth Circuit of the United States -which covers four states in the Midwest: Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky- confirmed yesterday for the first time a ban on same-sex marriage and argued that the issue should not be settled in a court of law.
According to the court, the US Constitution does not prohibit states to define marriage as the union between a man and a woman.
The decision was approved by two votes against one. The court noted that although the definition of marriage was clearly changing in America, the judgments of the courts would not be the appropriate way to make that change.
The federal system in the country makes the states to become “laboratories of experimentation,” allowing “a state to innovate in a way (and) another, in another way,” said the statement.