Supreme Court has ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, thereby requiring all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. State legislatures, voters and more recently the courts have made sweeping changes over the past two decades in laws defining whether marriage is limited to relationships between a man and a "Equal rights homosexual marriage laws" or is extended to same-sex couples.
Supreme Court ruling on Oct. Now, at least 37 states and D. The status of same-sex marriage remains in flux. All states have some court case pending on the topic. The Supreme Court decided not to hear the cases, thereby allowing the decisions from the 4th, 7th and 10th U. Circuit Courts of Appeal to stand. That meant same-sex couples could marry in five more states—Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The following day, the 9th U. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down same-sex marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho.
Circuit Court of Appeals ruling. Alaska's appeal was refused by the Supreme Court and a federal district judge ruled Arizona's ban unconstitutional and the attorney general said he would not appeal the decision.
Supreme Court on Nov.
A South Carolina state Supreme Court and federal judge in Montana are the latest to rule overturning same-sex marriage bans. The state requested the hold be extended, but the U. Supreme Court refused to do so. In Junea federal judge in Guam ruled their ban to be unconstitutional, making Guam the first territory to allow same-sex marriage. There is also a federal appeals court ruling to uphold states' ban on same-sex marriage.
Circuit upheld four states' bans on same-sex marriage. The opinion upholds bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. The decision is first by a federal appeals court to uphold the bans.