High Court Won't Hear Same-Sex Marriage Appeals

By Allissa Wickham (October 6, 2014, 10:38 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to pick up seven petitions over lower court rulings that struck down same-sex marriage bans in five states, leaving intact decisions rendering gay marriage legal in Indiana, Wisconsin, Utah, Virginia and Oklahoma.

Without providing explanation, the high court denied seven petitions lodged over the states' rejected gay marriage bans, naming the cases in a list of petitions that hadn't been granted certiorari.

The decision preserves a Seventh Circuit ruling that affirmed the invalidation of Indiana and Wisconsin's bans on same-sex marriage, as well as the Tenth Circuit's June holding that Utah law prohibiting same-sex...

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