The Supreme Court has denied review in all seven gay marriage cases before it.
The seven petitions from five states – Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana and Wisconsin – will now be subject to the pro-equality rulings from the 7th, 10th, and 4th Circuit Courts of Appeals, and other states within those circuits will likely also be subject to the rulings.
Our legal editor Ari Ezra Waldman will have some analysis up soon.
This morning the Court issued additional orders from its September 29 Conference. Most notably, the Court denied review of all seven of the petitions arising from challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage. This means that the lower-court decisions striking down bans in Indiana, Wisconsin, Utah, Oklahoma, and Virginia should go into effect shortly, clearing the way for same-sex marriages in those states and any other state with similar bans in those circuits.
— freedomtomarry (@freedomtomarry) October 6, 2014
The Court denied without explanation. Read the order below (cases on p. 39 and 40)