Constitutional Law

Federal judges OK same-sex marriage in Arizona and Wyoming; SCOTUS declines Alaska stay

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Barriers to same-sex marriages were removed by federal courts in three more states Friday.

Federal district judges struck bans in Arizona and Wyoming and the U.S. Supreme Court declined to issue a stay of an earlier ruling by a federal judge in Alaska, Reuters reports.

Assuming a temporary stay in the Wyoming case (Arizona has said it will not appeal) is not extended past Oct. 23, same-sex marriage will soon be allowed in 32 states.

See also: “SCOTUS won’t hear same-sex marriage cases, clearing the way for gay marriage in 11 more states” “Top state court says judges cannot issue same-sex marriage licenses until federal judge rules”

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