TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Oct 17, 2014

The Supreme Court this afternoon rejected a plea to stop same-sex marriages from going ahead in Alaska, Scotusblog reports. By denying the state’s plea for postponement in a one-sentence order that did not provide any explanation, the Court’s action had the effect of making that state the 31st in which gays and lesbians can marry legally. Earlier today, the ban in Arizona was nullified, and the state decided that it would have no chance with an appeal to the Ninth Circuit and so advised county clerks that they could start issuing marriage licenses.