Wyoming Judge Says He Will Rule On Same-Sex Marriage Ban By Monday

Wyoming Judge Says He Will Rule On Same-Sex Marriage Ban By Monday

After hearing oral arguments today in a lawsuit filed by NCLR and Wyoming Equality, U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl stated he will issue a ruling on same-sex marriage by 5 pm Monday, the Casper Star-Tribune reports.

The plaintiff’s lawsuit requests that the state comply with the 10th Circuit ruling handed out earlier this year following the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear its appeal.

From the NCLR, via press release:

The case was brought by Wyoming Equality and four same-sex couples who requested an immediate order directing state officials to comply with two decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit establishing that a state’s refusal to allow same-sex couples to marry violates the U.S. Constitution.

The U.S. Supreme Court on October 6th let those appeals court decisions stand, meaning that all states within the Tenth Circuit, including Wyoming, must comply with those decisions.