UTAH: Attorney General To Appeal Tenth Circuit Court Ruling To SCOTUS

Today was the last day for Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes to ask for an en banc review of last month’s decision by a three-judge panel of the Tenth Circuit Court. Instead, Reyes is going directly to SCOTUS.

UPDATE: Just in via Winslow.

UPDATE II: The NCLR responds.

We want this case to move forward to a final resolution as quickly as possible. Every day, loving and committed same-sex couples and their families in Utah are being harmed by the continued enforcement of measures that deny them equal dignity, security and protection—even though both the federal district court and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals have held they violate fundamental constitutional guarantees. We look forward to the day every family in Utah has the freedom to marry, and we will work hard to make that happen as soon as possible.

UPDATE III: Freedom To Marry reacts.

The Supreme Court should take this case and swiftly move to end marriage discrimination across the country. Every day of delay is a day of hardship for couples and their loved ones wrongly denied the freedom to marry and respect for their families. The American people support the freedom to marry, but the law still discriminates for too many American couples in too many states.