High Court Turns Away Nev., Ariz. Gay Rights Suits

Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 5:18 PM ET) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Thursday to hear Arizona Governor Janice Brewer's challenge to a Ninth Circuit ruling that blocked a law denying benefits to state workers' domestic partners and another case over Nevada's definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

On the heels of Wednesday's landmark gay marriage decisions, the nation's highest court opted not to take up the Arizona and Nevada cases, and also denied review to several gay marriage-related petitions involving the federal Defense of Marriage Act —...
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