#SCOTUS apparently denies review in all seven #ssm petitions
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) October 6, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday denied review in all five pending same-sex marriage cases, clearing the way for such marriages to proceed in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The move was a major surprise and suggests that the justices are not going to intercede in the wave of decisions in favor of same-sex marriage at least until a federal appeals court upholds a state ban. The move will almost immediately increase the number of states allowing same-sex marriage from 19 to 24, along with the District of Columbia. The justices had earlier acted to stop same-sex marriages in Utah and Virginia, issuing stays to block appeals court rulings allowing them. Other appeals court decisions had been stayed by the appeals court themselves.
It should really be very clear to all involved which way this is going. I'm talking to you Pam Bondi and Rick Scott. Stop wasting our state's resources on a fight that you know you are going to lose.
Go Dan Savage!
Suck it, Utah.— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) October 6, 2014