US: Wisconsin gay marriage ban strike-down needs Supreme Court ruling

Joseph McCormick September 16, 2014
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A federal appeals court on Monday put on hold a ruling which struck down the state of Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban, waiting for the US Supreme Court to rule.

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday delayed its decision striking down the ban.

The court ordered the decision to be put on hold until the US Supreme Court decides whether or not to rule on the case.

If the Supreme Court denies the appeal, the ban on gay and lesbian couples marrying will automatically be lifted.

The high court is rumoured to be considering whether to take up one or all of the cases in a private session later in September. It is expected that the court will take up the issue of whether the US Constitution forbids states from enforcing same-sex marriage bans.

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