Supreme Court Rejects Same-Sex Marriage Cases; Utah to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert addresses the media after the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal of multiple cases regarding same-sex marriage on October 6, 2014.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert addresses the media after the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal of multiple cases regarding same-sex marriage on October 6, 2014.

(KCPW News) Same-sex marriage is once again legal in Utah—and this time, it’s likely here to stay.

The United States Supreme Court announced on Monday morning that it would not be hearing any cases challenging same-sex marriage bans. The high court rejected cases from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. While the move does not directly endorse same-sex marriage, it does mean that recent appellate court decisions around the country are affirmed. With those circuit courts’ opinions tacitly upheld, up to 30 states could now recognize gay marriage.

Here’s KCPW’s Ryan Cunningham with more.

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