US Supreme Court quietly okays same sex marriage
The US Supreme Court today quietly allowed same sex marriages to go forward in a handful of states. The Court rejected appeals from cases involving the rights of same sex couples to get married in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. With the Court rejecting appeals from those states, same sex couples in Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming should also be allowed to wed shortly. The US Supreme Court’s rejection of the Appeals all involved cases where the state ban was overturned. By rejecting the appeals the US Supreme Court has quietly signaled that if a ban is upheld it will be struck down.
Alas, Michigan was not on the list because the same sex marriage ban in Michigan is still under appeal by the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati. Should the 6th Circuit overrule the lower court and decide that the state of Michigan can ban same sex marriage it appears that it would most likely be stuck down by the US Supreme Court.