Will the US Supreme Court Take the Utah Marriage Equality Case?

Written by scott on July 13th, 2014

Utah MapFor Utah, it’s Supreme Court or bust. After losing its appeal and becoming the first state in which a federal appeals court found marriage to be a fundamental right of all people — gay, straight or otherwise — Utah is done biding its time. The state wants resolution and finality. And it wants it now.

This week, Utah bypassed another appeal to the full 10th Circuit. The state will instead appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court “in coming weeks,” the attorney general’s office said.

The Kitchen v. Herbert lawsuit, which toppled Utah’s same-sex marriage ban late last year, is the first state same sex marriage lawsuit to go through the appeals processes and is first in line to reach the Supreme Court. But, experts warn, the path to the highest court in the country is anything but simple. The U.S. Supreme Court, which is on its summer hiatus until October, has complete discretion over whether it will hear the case.

Authored By Marissa Lang – See the Full Story at The Salt Lake Tribune

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  1. The Supreme Court of the United States of America will hear the State of Utah’s appeal (or any similar one) if a circuit split occurs — and so far none has occurred.

    For details, see “Report 84 – The State of Utah’s petition for writ of certiorari to be filed with the Supreme Court of the United States of America” in “Equal Human Rights and Civil Rights for All Persons, No Matter Their Gender, No Matter Their Sexual Orientation: A Newsletter” 9www.humciv.com).

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