The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday announced that it will hear arguments in the Indiana and Wisconsin marriage bans cases on August 13th.
The scheduled arguments will come a week after the scheduled arguments in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, where bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee are being challenged. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals already ruled that Utah’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages is unconstitutional, and Utah officials said last week that the state will be asking the Supreme Court to review the case. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals heard a challenge to Virginia’s marriage ban in May but has not yet ruled on the matter. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is slated to hear appeals of challenges from Hawaii, Idaho, and Nevada in September. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals also has a challenge to Texas’s marriage ban pending, but no arguments are scheduled.
Things are really heating up.