Supreme Court and Federal Judge Strike Down Alaska’s and Arizona’s Ban on Homosexual Marriage

Alaskans rally for same-sex marriage last week in Anchorage. (Photo: Mark Thiessen, AP)
Alaskans rally for same-sex marriage last week in Anchorage.
(Photo: Mark Thiessen, AP)

Add Alaska and Arizona to the growing list of same-sex marriage states, now numbering 31. And Wyoming soon could be #32.

In one of the unlikeliest days for the gay marriage movement:

• The Supreme Court turned down Alaska’s request Friday to block gays and lesbians from marrying.

• A federal district judge struck down Arizona’s ban, and the state attorney general said appealing would “waste the taxpayer’s money.”

• Another federal district judge set the clock running toward gay marriage in Wyoming next week.

The three states thus become the latest dominoes to fall following a series of federal appeals court rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans — rulings that the Supreme Court refused to second-guess.

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Source: USA Today  | Richard Wolf

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