The remaining state bans all face legal challenges to overturn them. Those rulings all are on hold pending appellate court decisions. Despite that order, several county clerks began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. More than gay couples have wed in Boulder, Denver and Pueblo counties. The judge who issued the ruling has refused to stop that action. But an immediate state appeal stopped couples from getting married. The appeal is with the 9th U. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is scheduled to hear arguments on Sept.
That ruling is on appeal before the 7th U. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. In a separate case, that same federal appeals court recently ordered Indiana to acknowledge the out-of-state marriage of a lesbian couple, one of whom is terminally ill, on an emergency basis.
That ruling applies just to one couple — not to others. The state is appealing to the 6th U. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. The same judge previously ordered Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. The 6th Circuit will hear arguments in both cases, along with gay marriage cases in Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee, on Aug. The 6th Circuit appeals court is reviewing two gay marriage cases from Ohio. The first involves recognizing gay marriages on death certificates, and the second involves an order for Ohio to recognize all out-of-state marriages.
Tennessee officials are appealing the preliminary injunction to the 6th Circuit. The state is appealing to the 5th U. Circuit Court in New Orleans. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled on June 25 that Utah must allow gay couples to marry, finding the Constitution protects same-sex relationships.
Utah and Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly passed the bans in The Wisconsin attorney general is appealing the ruling to 7th U. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, which has not yet set a date for arguments. A county clerk who was sued in Virginia is defending the ban. Other states with court cases demanding recognition of gay marriage are: Most lawsuits challenge same-sex marriage bans or ask states to recognize gay marriages done in other states.
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