U.S. Supreme Court will not hear Utah’s same-sex marriage appeal (at least not yet)

Posted at 8:19 AM, Oct 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-02 11:10:02-04

SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. Supreme Court has released a list of some of the cases it will hear this term and Utah’s same-sex marriage case is not on it.

However, that doesn’t mean the case won’t be considered.

Utah’s appeal of Amendment 3 is among several same-sex marriage cases across the nation before the nation’s top court. The U.S. Supreme Court justices met behind closed doors on Monday to consider the cases it will hear, including Utah’s appeal of Amendment 3.

The court could re-list the cases for consideration next week or deny them.

Last year, a federal judge ruled that Amendment 3 — which defines marriage as between a man and a woman and does not recognize anything else — is unconstitutional. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that decision, ruling that the same-sex marriage ban violated gay and lesbian couples’ rights under the Fourteenth Amendment.