Gay Marriage Likely Heading to the Supreme Court

Kidd Kasper

kiddkasper

Gay Marriage Likely Heading to the Supreme Court

July 10 2014
We may soon be thanking the state of Utah. They intend to appeal the Court of Appeals ruling about their same-sex marriage ban.

Legal experts don't expect a quick response from the SC. But if their decision on DOMA is any indication, same-sex marriage bans may soon be doomed for all of the remaining states.


http://huff.to/1xTl1fC
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Edited July 10 2014 by kiddkasper
Seannewboy

Seannewboy

Gay Marriage Likely Heading to the Supreme Court

July 10 2014
Saw that, so stoked.
Joseph Baker

Jerran

Gay Marriage Likely Heading to the Supreme Court

July 10 2014
Since there have been no lower federal courts that have upheld other state bans in the recent wave, chances are pretty good that the supreme court won't even take up the case. That will leave the lower court decisions in place, but only in those districts where the decisions have been made. Unfortunately, that means it won't be decided on a full, national level.
Seannewboy

Seannewboy

Gay Marriage Likely Heading to the Supreme Court

July 10 2014
Quote by Jerran
Since there have been no lower federal courts that have upheld other state bans in the recent wave, chances are pretty good that the supreme court won't even take up the case. That will leave the lower court decisions in place, but only in those districts where the decisions have been made. Unfortunately, that means it won't be decided on a full, national level.

Eventually they wont have a choice, there will be too many cases piling up for review. Utah is just the one that will be first, the other 15 states homophobes are still pushing.
Kidd Kasper

kiddkasper

Gay Marriage Likely Heading to the Supreme Court

July 10 2014
A judge just ruled that the marriage ban in CO to be unconstitutional as well.

2/3 of the cases the SCOTUS hears involves appeals from lower federal courts and usually address constitutional issues or federal law. So my layman's opinion is that they'll hear the case sooner rather than later.
Edited July 10 2014 by kiddkasper
Kidd Kasper

kiddkasper

Gay Marriage Likely Heading to the Supreme Court

September 11 2014
Though they aren't obligated to take up any of the cases, they plan on discussing it after their summer break. That in itself is a very good sign that they will hear arguments and make a ruling. That sooner rather than later turned out to be just over 2 months. :P

http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/BL-LB-49176
Edited September 11 2014 by kiddkasper
Kidd Kasper

kiddkasper

Gay Marriage Likely Heading to the Supreme Court

October 06 2014
By rejecting appeals in cases involving Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana, the court left intact lower-court rulings that had struck down the bans in those states. But the high court's action means there will be no imminent national ruling on the issue, with litigation in states where gay marriage is still banned likely to continue...The court could still take a future case, but its move on Monday is likely to send a strong signal to lower court judges that rulings striking down marriage bans are consistent with the U.S. Constitution.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/supreme-court-dodges-gay-marriage-allowing-weddings-in-five-states/ar-BB7PIb4

In declining to hear the appeals from various states, the SCOTUS is letting the rulings stand that say that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional (or otherwise struck down for other reasons). It's not the outcome that we were hoping for but it is a victory none-the-less. Small steps in the right direction still lead us to where we need to be.
Edited October 06 2014 by kiddkasper
Mike

DBeaSSt

Gay Marriage Likely Heading to the Supreme Court

October 07 2014
Marriage in VA legal as of 1PM today. Woot!!
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Joseph Baker

Jerran

Gay Marriage Likely Heading to the Supreme Court

January 19 2015
I'm almost disappointed that it wasn't the Utah case that got to the court. That would stick in the craw of the predominant theocracy here if it was because of their blatant homophobia that marriage was legal across the country. One law prof I heard said that surely the court thought of the fact back last year when they had the first chance that there were all these marriages that would be ripped asunder belligerently if they do find for the states.
Kidd Kasper

kiddkasper

Gay Marriage Likely Heading to the Supreme Court

March 08 2015
The President of the US, a multitude of companies (including tech giants) and now key conservatives (read: Republicans) are supporting same-sex marriage.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2015/03/06/a_ton_of_republicans_just_asked_the_supreme_court_to_rule_for_gay_marriage.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_fb_bot
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Kidd Kasper

kiddkasper

Gay Marriage Likely Heading to the Supreme Court

May 01 2015
When a Bush appointed conservative chief justice of the SCOTUS calls you a douchebag, it's time to just stop


"If Sue loves Joe and Tom loves Joe, Sue can marry him and Tom can't," said Chief Justice Roberts. "And the difference is based upon their different sex. Why isn't that a straightforward question of sexual discrimination?"


http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2015/04/28/what-happened-inside-supreme-court-today?team=social
Nick Swinford

NicholasJohn16

Gay Marriage Likely Heading to the Supreme Court

June 25 2015
It's pretty obvoius that there's only one way they can rule on this stuff unless they want to make Swiss cheese out of marriage law in the US, but none the less, I'm feeling pretty anxious to find out the ruling.
Jamie O'Connell

medgirl1025

Gay Marriage Likely Heading to the Supreme Court

June 25 2015
I am anxious to know as well.
Kidd Kasper

kiddkasper

Gay Marriage Likely Heading to the Supreme Court

June 26 2015
Edited June 26 2015 by kiddkasper
Seannewboy

Seannewboy

Gay Marriage Likely Heading to the Supreme Court

June 26 2015
Finally that is over, now on to housing and job security.