A federal judge struck down Alaska’s marriage amendment (approved in 1998) on October 12, 2014, effective October 13.  And on October 6, the Supreme Court refused to hear a number of cases where five states were trying to protect their amendments, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in 30 states.  On October 7, the 9th district appeals court “overturned marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho.”

On November 6 a federal appeals court upheld the marriage laws of Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee.  Since different federal appeals courts came to different decisions, this may force SCOTUS to take up the issue.

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