Thursday, July 10, 2014

Utah appeals same-sex marriage ruling to Supreme Court; arguments and a ruling are likely in 2015

The state of Utah will appeal the ruling striking down a federal circuit’s ruling striking down its same-sex marriage law directly to the Supreme Court, bypassing the enbanc process with the Tenth Circuit.

This means that the Supreme Court is likely to hear it, with oral arguments likely in early 2015, assuming it takes cert, which is expected. Many observers expect the Court to rule 5-4 against state anti-gay-marriage bans. 

Vox Media has a story by German Lopez here.   Again, it’s remarkable how quickly this issue has turned in the past ten years.  

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