by Brig Bagley
13 October 2014
This past weekend, a federal judge struck down Alaska's ban on same-sex marriages, one of the first in place in the US with Hawaii. The state governor plans on appealing, stating that the issue is still in flux, but the 9th Circuit recently ruled in favor of SSM in the Nevada and Idaho cases, making the chances slim to none that it will take on the case.
This now makes SSM officially legal in 31 states. There are cases in the remaining 19 states that will likely follow the same path. At this rate, the entire US might see SSM legal within a year even without the US Supreme Court weighing in.