Utah Gay Marriage Ban Shut Down By Appeals Court

Reuters Posted: 07/11/2014 10:35 pm EDT Updated: 07/11/2014 10:59 pm EDT Print Article Share Tweet 0 Email Comment

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US: Wisconsin appeals against ruling to allow same-sex couples to marry

JB Van Hollen filed the appeal on Thursday Share on WhatsApp 0 reader comments

The Attorney General of the US state of Wisconsin has appealed against a federal judge’s ruling which struck down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

JB Van Hollen filed an appeal against the June ruling by District Judge Barbara Crabb.

The case, originally brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Wisconsin, will now go to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals for consideration.

Judge Barbara Crabb on Wednesday declined a request by the ACLU to speed up the case.

The ACLU, and others, had accused Van Hollen of using stalling tactics to put of a ruling in favour of same-sex couples.

His office previously said it would file by the deadline, but would not be rushed.

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US: Federal appeals court rejects appeal attempt by county clerk against same-sex marriage

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A federal appeals court has rejected an attempt by a county clerk to appeal a ruling which made same-sex marriage possible in Pennsylvania.

Same-sex marriage was legalised in Pennsylvania following a ruling by Judge John Jones on May 20.

It was cemented as law when the state’s Governor, Tom Corbett, refused to appeal, alongside the Attorney General.

A Pennsylvania judge in June rejected an attempt by Schuylkill County Orphans Court Clerk Theresa Santai-Gaffney to appeal against the ruling.

Now the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals has also rejected the request to appeal.

Santai-Gaffney now says she intends to appeal to the US Supreme Court.

In his original ruling striking down the same-sex marriage ban, Judge Jones wrote:

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