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Same-Sex Marriage to Supreme Court in 2015?

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the Supreme Court is likely to rule as soon as 2015 on whether there is now a fundamental right to gay marriage:

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver will go first, with oral arguments scheduled for April on the cases from Oklahoma and Utah. The Virginia ruling will go to the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., and the Kentucky case will go to the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, has a pending appeal from Nevada but has not scheduled arguments.

Once an appeals court hands down a decision, the losing side will have 90 days to file an appeal in the Supreme Court. As a result, a ruling that comes this summer could easily reach the justices in time for a decision in 2015.

Meanwhile here are the states facing gay-marriage decisions in 2014:

Tenth Circuit Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah

Fourth Circuit: Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina

Sixth Circuit: Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee

Ninth Circuit: Oregon, Washington, California Nevada, Arizona, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii.


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