Wyoming follows Arizona’s example, does not appeal same-sex marriage ruling


Lyle Denniston at SCOTUSblog reports, Wyoming added to same-sex marriage list:

Pride-Flag-Thumbnail-Friday-3x2-256x171With the filing Tuesday of a one-paragraph notice by state officials in a federal courthouse in Casper, Wyoming, and the release of a two-page order by a federal judge, that state became the thirty-second to allow same-sex marriage — an increase of thirteen from just sixteen days ago.

The Wyoming governor and attorney general formally advised a federal judge that they would not appeal his ruling last Friday declaring the state’s ban on same-sex marriages to be unconstitutional.  The only two places where the state could have gone with an appeal would be the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, which has struck down two such bans, and the Supreme Court, which has refused even to review or to delay any decisions against those prohibitions.