Sotomayor puts Kansas marriage on hold

Posted on 11 Nov 2014 at 9:53am

PrintU.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor extended a stay on marriage equality in Kansas. She gave supporters of equality until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 to file briefs.

On Friday, the Supreme Court may take up the issue and decide to hear the case or dismiss it, as it has with cases from Oklahoma and Utah, also in the 10th Circuit.

Currently, 32 states and D.C. allow same-sex marriage. Kansas is among three states whose appeals courts have ruled in favor of marriage equality and are not in compliance with their circuits.

Five states are awaiting a hearing or ruling from their circuits and four states in the 6th Circuit have a ruling favoring discrimination and are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court. The remaining six states have had no case heard in court yet. Of those, a Mississippi case is due to be heard Nov. 12.

 

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