By now, many of you are probably wondering: Did the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a lower court ruling legalizing same-gender marriage in Colorado, the first state to legalize same- sex marriage, really mean the end of gay marriage nationwide?
The answer is no.
For as long as the Supreme and lower courts’ rulings stand, same- gender marriage remains legal in the United States.
In a few short years, that will change.
On Tuesday, the Supreme justices, who will decide whether to take up the issue again this term, will hear arguments in a case that could have huge implications for LGBT rights across the country.
A three-judge panel of the U.K. Supreme is set to hear oral arguments in the case, and the Supreme’s decision will have a significant impact on gay marriage in the U, S., and Canada.
The decision could have significant ramifications for the gay community in many ways.
The ruling could have a devastating impact on same- and transgender-inclusive marriage in states like Ohio and Indiana, where same- genders can’t wed because of state laws, but same- gendered marriages are still legal in Colorado.
The impact on LGBT rights could also be even more significant in states where gay marriage is legal.
That’s because the U and U. S. Constitution ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and same-gendered marriages, whether they’re legal in one state or in multiple states, have been recognized in every U.N. member state for nearly three decades.
The result is that same- marriage laws in Colorado and Indiana are now legally recognized, but in Colorado at least, same gender marriage is still illegal in every state.
The U and Canada could also soon be seeing same- married couples marry.
But for now, the issue of gay and transgender rights in the states remains unresolved.
There is some hope that this case, as well as the rulings in several other cases, could help resolve that problem.
In June, the U.”s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Colorado’s same-year marriage ban, in part by arguing that states can ban same- sexual-orientation marriage on the basis of religious liberty.
However, the appeals court also said that it would not take the case to the Supreme court for further consideration.
The court said that, in the context of gay rights, there was a constitutional right to same-marriage and that “it would be inappropriate to take the matter to the Court for further review.”
But the decision is unlikely to have a major impact on Colorado, where the majority of voters in the state chose to keep the ban in place. “
This decision does not change the Constitution, the rule of law, or any of the substantive laws that protect LGBT individuals in the States of Colorado, or other States, and does not alter the fundamental right to marry the person of one’s choice, regardless of sexual orientation,” the appeals judges wrote.
But the decision is unlikely to have a major impact on Colorado, where the majority of voters in the state chose to keep the ban in place.
But it could make a difference for gay and trans rights in other states.
For example, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled in June that same sex marriage is a constitutional rights right.
“Colorado law has not changed,” Chief Justice David Prosser wrote in his decision.
“The law does not say, ‘Marriage is between a man and a woman; no other marriage is allowed.’
The law merely states, ‘All people have the right to participate in the celebration of marriage.'”
The court’s ruling could lead to more states recognizing same- or same- gay- marriage rights, even in states that have passed similar laws, and could help to advance the recognition of gay civil unions.
But in the meantime, gay and LGBT rights are still in limbo.
The Supreme Court, which has not yet made a decision, has yet to rule on whether same- person-sex marriages are legal in California.
That decision is expected in late July.