Last updated on: 10/6/2014 | Author: ProCon.org

US Supreme Court Clears Way for Same-Sex Marriage in Five States, More Expected to Follow

US Supreme Court Clears Way for Same-Sex Marriage in Five States, More Expected to Follow – On Oct. 6, 2014, the US Supreme Court declined to hear appeals from five states where same-sex marriage bans had been ruled unconstitutional. The decision allowed Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, bringing the total number of states where gay marriage is legal to 24. Six additional states, Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming, were also affected by the decision and are expected to begin issuing marriage licenses in the near future.