Monday, October 06, 2014

Supreme Court Denies Review In Same-Sex Marriage Cases From 5 States

The U.S. Supreme Court today denied certiorari in seven same-sex marriage cases from 5 states that had been decided by various circuit courts. (Order List). All of the Circuit Court decision had invalidated bans on same-sex marriage and/or recognition of same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. The cases are:

Herbert v. Kitchen (Docket No. 14-124) (Utah)
Smith v. Bishop (Docket No. 14-136) (Oklahoma)
Rainey v. Bostic (Docket No. 14-153) (Virginia)
Schaefer v. Bostic (Docket No. 14-225) (Virginia)
McQuigg v. Bostic (Docket No. 14-251) (Virginia)
Bogan v. Baskin (Docket No. 14-277) (Indiana)
Walker v. Wolf (14-278) (Wisconsin)

AP reports on the Court's action.