Man who interrupted Supreme Court gay marriage proceedings to be sentenced

Joseph McCormick December 10, 2015
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A man who interrupted arguments at the Supreme Court around same-sex marriage is to be sentenced.

Rives Miller Grogan already entered a guilty plea in September to illegally demonstrating inside the court.

He will be sentenced on Thursday.

The man was arrested on 28 April for interrupting proceedings at the court, shouting that those who support same-sex marriage “could burn in hell”, according to the Bible.

After arguments were heard, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage, making it legal in all US states.

Prosecutors hope that Grogan will go to jail for 30 days, continuously, but he has asked to serve it intermittently, in two-day periods, so he can keep working.

In addition, prosecutors hope to achieve a $1,000 fine.


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