We have news from the courts in West Virginia, Michigan, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Colorado. Follow me below the fold for those details.
A federal district court judge has put the marriage equality lawsuit out of West Virginia on hold until the Fourth Circuit rules on the Virginia case.
Plaintiffs with marriage equality lawsuits in Michigan, Tennessee, and Kentucky filed briefs with the Sixth Circuit this week. You can read more about that as well as the briefs here.
And, the Sixth Circuit has scheduled oral arguments in five cases for August 6, 2014.
And, in Colorado, oral argument was heard in state court challenging that state's same-sex marriage ban as a violation of equal protection in the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution.
From The Salt Lake Tribune:
Brighton, Colo. • Colorado’s gay marriage ban appeared to be on thin ice Monday after a judge considering two lawsuits against the law pointed out that 15 other judges have recently struck down similar bans in other states.
Those rulings followed the U.S. Supreme Court decision last year ordering the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages approved by states, District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree said at a hearing.