Bil Browning

Pride Season & the State of Marriage Equality

Filed By Bil Browning | June 05, 2014 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: court cases, gay marriage, infographic map, marriage equality, Pride month, same-sex marriage

The Washington Blade has a great story up today by Chris Johnson that looks at the nation's various marriage equality court cases and what we can expect to happen during Pride month. Plus, it comes with one of the best maps showing where things stand that I've seen yet.

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All in all, more than 70 cases are estimated to have been filed throughout the country seeking to strike down state bans on same-sex marriage. The only state without a pending marriage equality lawsuit is North Dakota, although litigation is expected soon there.

It's only a matter of time before one of these cases reaches the U.S. Supreme Court, which could issue a nationwide ruling on marriage equality. At the rate that cases are advancing through the federal judiciary, observers predict the high court will take up a case at the start of its next term in the fall, and make a decision in June 2015.

In the days and weeks ahead, numerous district and appellate courts are poised to make rulings on same-sex marriage, either because they've completed oral arguments or they've been asked to issue judgment in the cases.

Go read the whole thing to find out which states might rule during this year's Pride month. It's well worth the time.


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