Utah Marriage Equality Case to Be Appealed to Supreme Court

Written by scott on July 10th, 2014

Utah Attorney General Sean ReyesAttorney General Sean Reyes announced that he will appeal the Utah marriage equality case directly to the US Supreme Court, skipping an en-banc hearing at the 10th Circuit.

ABC reports:

Utah is going directly to the nation’s highest court to challenge an appellate ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general’s office announced Wednesday. If the U.S. Supreme court decides to take the case, it will be the first time the top court considers gay marriage since justices last year struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. “It is a milestone that when the Supreme Court reconvenes in October, there will be at least one (gay marriage) petition pending,” said Jon Davidson, director of Lambda Legal, which pursues litigation on LGBT issues nationwide.

My understanding is that if the Supremes decline to take the case, marriage equality would pretty much immediately become the law of the land in Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. What do you think the odds are that the Court takes the case?

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Brian Johnson says:

    I believe that the SCOTUS will hear the case, if for no other reason than to put an end to all the litigation nationwide relating to SSM.

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