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'Gay marriages' halted; case fast-tracked
Same-sex marriage in the Seventh Circuit - Wikipedia
A three-judge panel of the 9 th U. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled the Idaho and Nevada laws violated the constitutional guarantee of equal treatment by discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. The 9 th Circuit decision came one day after the Supreme Court on Monday refused without comment to hear appeals of rulings in which three other regional federal appeals courts—the 4 th Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, the 7 th Circuit in Chicago and the 10 th Circuit in Denver — overturned gay marriage bans in five states. Because the other circuit court rulings are now final and binding on all states in those regions, they have the effect of overturning the bans in six more states in those circuits. Including those states, Idaho and Nevada, there are now 32 states where same-sex marriage is legal, according to Shannon Minter, a lawyer with the National Center for Lesbian Rights in San Francisco. If the 9 th Circuit ruling survives a possible further appeal to the Supreme Court, it will result in invalidation of bans in three other western states in the circuit — Alaska, Arizona and Montana — and will bring the number of gay marriage states to
Ninth Circuit ruling adds five more states where gay marriage will be legal
The day after the Supreme Court declined to take up same-sex marriage cases, effectively legalizing it in 11 states, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down bans in Idaho and Nevada. Gay marriage is now, or soon will be, legal in 35 states. October 7, A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday struck down bans on same-sex marriages in Idaho and Nevada, thus establishing a legal precedent that will likely pave the way for same-sex marriages throughout the entire nine-state judicial circuit. The three-judge panel of the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that the state bans in Idaho and Nevada violated constitutional protections because they treated gay men and lesbians differently than opposite-sex couples.
It was a rough day for marriage equality opponents Monday, as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals seemed prepared to say for the second time that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to wed. Berzon, a President Clinton appointee, referring to the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in Judge Ronald M. Judge Stephen R.