ringAppellate courts across the nation are being asked to quickly affirm a ruling last week from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals that states may ban same-sex marriage. If they do not, warns a Christian legal group, the perversion of gay marriage might soon extend to legal recognition that people may marry animals. “If ‘marriage’ means fulfilling one’s personal choices regarding intimacy, as the appellants insist, it is difficult to see how states could regulate marriage on any basis,” said a friend-of-the-court brief filed in a Louisiana case by the Thomas More Law Center of Michigan. “If personal autonomy is the essence of marriage, then not only gender, but also number, familial relationship and even species are insupportable limits on that princip[le] and they all will fall. More