Utah will head directly to the Supreme Court to challenge the ruling of the Court of Appeals that reversed its gay marriage ban, according to the state attorney’s office.
Utah will file an appeal in next several weeks as opposed to heading back to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver an en banc study, according to a statement from the state attorney’s office.
Federal courts in multiple states have brought down same sex marriage bans in the last several months. But the decision from the 10th Circuit was important since it was a first made by a court on that stature, ranking it under the Supreme Court, since a landslide ruling from the high court last year.
The Supreme Court shot down the notion as an unconstitutional law that hindered the federal government from distinguishing gay marriages in states that permitted them.
Close to twenty state as well as the District Colombia have allowed gay marriage.