The Tenth Circuit has denied a motion for a stay pending appeal from Utah with regard to same-sex marriages performed there prior to the SCOTUS issuing the stay of the marriage equality ruling in Utah. That ruling was discussed here. And, on Friday morning, a Tenth Circuit panel issued its ruling in the Oklahoma marriage equality case. In a split 2-1 decision, the panel upheld the district court ruling that Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.
The Sixth Circuit has set protocol for the August 8 oral argument for the marriage equality cases out of that circuit. There will be two overflow rooms available for folks present to hear arguments, and audio will be available soon after the hearings.
In Colorado, AG Suthers has asked the state Supreme Court to halt the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the state counties in which that is occurring. I believe that would be three -- Boulder, Denver, and Pueblo counties. More than 200 same-sex couples have wed in those counties in the last three weeks. The state Supreme Court has halted the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Denver County, but has denied the AG request with regard to Pueblo and Boulder Counties (Friday afternoon).
In Arkansas, the plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit there have filed a motion for summary judgment.
In Utah, state officials have filed a motion for an emergency stay of an order requiring the state to recognize about 1,200 same-sex marriages entered into in the state prior to the SCOTUS issuing the stay of the marriage equality ruling with Justice Sotomayor at the US Supreme Court. Justice Sotomayor has asked the plaintiffs for a response by 10AM Friday. The ACLU responded late Thursday afternoon. And, the SCOTUS has granted that motion and issued a stay pending appeal of the ruling on Friday afternoon.
In Connecticut, the state Supreme Court ruled that a lesbian widow had certain legal rights that predate marriage equality and civil unions in that state. You can read about that very interesting decision here.
10thCirc order re stay in Utah case, marriages performed b4 stay-no stay granted, but temp stay in place till July 21 http://t.co/...— Equality Case Files (@EQCF) July 11, 2014
Justice Sotomayor has called for a response to Utah's stay request in the marriage recognition case by 10a Fri. http://t.co/...— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) July 17, 2014
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