Editorial Board

Supreme Court Ducks on Gay Marriage

The Supreme Court seems to support gay marriage. Just slowly.
Heading toward equality.

The U.S. Supreme Court declined today to review seven appeals of same-sex marriage rulings by lower courts. The practical effect is that such marriages may now proceed in Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as in the less socially liberal environs of Indiana, Oklahoma and Utah. Six other states -- Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming -- fall under the jurisdiction of the three appellate courts whose rulings now stand uncontested.

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