Traverse City Record-Eagle

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March 26, 2014

Same-sex couples remain hopeful

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Traverse City Commissioner Ross Richardson said he wasn’t happy to see the decision delayed, but believes legal, same-sex marriage is inevitable nationwide.

“It’s still one of the fastest-moving divisive issues I’ve seen, in terms of public opinion flipping completely,” he said.

Eight other states — Utah, Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee — have same-sex marriage cases pending in appellate courts.

Elon Cameron said the couple are tired of the back-and-forth, but try to stay optimistic.

“I remain hopeful. I really do believe it’s just a matter of time,” she said. “I don’t think it will be reversed again. That would be an extreme back-slide in our nation’s progress toward justice.”

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