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Monday, June 19, 2017

Gay rights cases still hanging at U.S. Supreme Court

Posted By on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 9:38 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court issued orders this morning and — so far — no word on a couple of pending cases related to equal treatment of gay people, including one from Arkansas.

The court has been asked to take up a case from Colorado where a baker contends the state public accommodation law violates his religious right to refuse to bake a cake for a gay couple's wedding. In Arkansas, petitioners want the Supreme Court to review the Arkansas Supreme Court holding that the state may discriminate against same-sex married couples in issuing birth certificates. That is, a non-biological parent may not be automatically included as a parent on the birth certificate of the child of a married same-sex couple though no such rule is applied to opposite-sex married couples.

The court's last conference of the term is next week and only a handful of petitions remain to be decided, including some potentially contentious gun cases.

The Arkansas and Colorado cases have not been relisted for conference next week. The Supreme Court may issue more opinions Thursday, but scotusblog said that should only be for argued cases, not those seeking Supreme Court review.

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