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Supreme Court gay marriage disruptor given 21-days in jail

Joseph McCormick December 14, 2015
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A man who interrupted arguments at the Supreme Court around same-sex marriage has been sentenced to 21-days in prison.

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

He was later sentenced to 21-days in jail.

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 had hoped that Grogan would go to jail for 30 days, continuously, but he had 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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