Friday, July 11, 2014

Supreme Court Rejects Attempt By County Clerk To Appeal Pennsylvania Same-Sex Marriage Decision

As reported by SCOTUS Blog, on July 9 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito denied an application for a stay filed by a Pennsylvania clerk of courts.  The applicant was seeking to intervene in a lawsuit decided by a district court in order to appeal the district court's invalidation of Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage. State officials had declined to appeal.  The Supreme Court's docket entry in Santai-Gaffney v. Whitewood denying the application to intervene cited  the Court's denial of a stay last month in an attempt by the National Organization for Marriage to intervene to appeal the invalidation of Oregon's same-sex marriage ban.