The status of same-sex marriage remains in flux. All states have some court case pending on the topic. Five of those states’ cases were pending before the U. The Supreme Court decided not to hear the cases, thereby allowing the decisions from the 4th, 7th and 10th U. Circuit Courts of Appeal to stand.
That meant same-sex couples could marry in five more states—Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The following day, the 9th U. Two days later, West Virginia’s attorney general stopped his defense of that state’s ban. Colorado’s attorney general said the 10th U. Circuit Court of Appeals decision invalidates that state’s ban. In North Carolina, a federal judge ruled that state’s ban unconstitutional, applying the 4th U. There is also a federal appeals court ruling to uphold states’ ban on same-sex marriage.
6, 2014, a federal appeals court judge in the 6th U. Circuit upheld four states’ bans on same-sex marriage. The opinion upholds bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. The decision is the first by a federal appeals court to uphold the bans. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the four cases. States that Allowed Same-Sex Marriage Prior to 2015 U. State Same-Sex Marriage Laws Prior to 2015 U.