TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jun 5, 2015

A federal judge's ruling has made Guam the first U.S. territory to recognize same sex marriages, the Associated Press reports. The decision has led the governor, who had opposed gay marriage, to declare that the island will accept marriage license applications from same-sex couples. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood issued the decision before a packed courtroom after a hearing Friday, saying the territory's ban violated a gay couple's constitutional rights to equal protection under the law. WMCA News 5 has the AP story.