There are only two paths forward at this point, and both spell bad news for conservatives.
A judge ruled the ban violated the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.
His order came hours before Idaho was to begin issuing licenses.
Candidates in red and purple states alike are as reticent as Supreme Court on issue.
The Sixth Circuit, Ginsburg says, could heat up the issue by supporting state bans.
The Seventh Circuit is now the third court to rule against same-sex marriage bans.
For the first time since U.S. v. Windsor, a court has sided with a same-sex ban.
A Florida circuit court judge last week overruled the state's ban on gay marriage.
The ruling only applies to the single southern county of Monroe, according to report.
“I don’t think the Republican Party is fighting it,” Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said.
The petition for appeal will be sent "in the coming weeks."
The decision was stayed pending appeal, as in several other states.
Timothy Dolan said there will likely be changes in how the church views same-sex couples.
A spokeswoman said Kennedy incorrectly included Nevada in an order on Wednesday.
Polls show growing support for gay marriage, Wasserman Schultz noted.
The justices had plenty of reason to duck the issue.
The case is being appealed to the Supreme Court.
The ruling stands against 21 other federal decisions.
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The decision was expected after the court issued a similar ruling on Utah's ban last month.
The Justice Department will soon file a brief with the Supreme Court, Holder said.
Similar to other states, the judge stayed the ruling pending appeal.
One marriage has been recognized on a court-ordered "emergency basis."
The attorney general's office filed an appeal for the emergency stay Friday.