This is great news:
"Justice Alito has denied the application for stay in 14A19; Theresa Santai-Gaffney v. Deb Whitewood, et al." #SCOTUS— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) July 9, 2014
That stay request was part of the last-ditch effort by the county clerk in Pennsylvania to keep the marriage case alive there.— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) July 9, 2014
Does this mean we'll be seeing same-sex weddings in Pennsylvania soon? Sure seems like it, SCOTUSBlog says:
In another development on same-sex marriage Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., denied without comment a Pennsylvania county clerk’s plea to stop such marriages in that state. That appears to remove the last potential legal barrier to Pennsylvania becoming the nineteenth state in which same-sex marriages are permitted. A federal judge struck down the state ban, and state officials declined to appeal. The Schuylkill County clerk sought to appeal in their place, but that move has now been turned down at all three levels of the federal court system.