Judge strikes down Guam’s law against same-sex marriage, paving the way for couples to be married beginning next week.
- Because Guam, a U.S. territory, falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood ruled Guam must follow its 2014 ruling striking down same-sex marriage bans.
- Governor Eddie Calvo’s defense acknowledged the inevitability of the outcome given the earlier ruling.
- Plaintiffs Loretta Pangelinan and Kathleen Aguero hope to be able to file for a marriage license next Tuesday, when Chief Judge Tydingo-Gatewood’s ruling is expected to go in effect.
“It’s a battle we shouldn’t have had to fight…I mean, it’s love and love must win, so we’re just grateful.”
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