Re: South Carolina Supreme Court Halts Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
Originally Posted by apdst
There's no unanimous circuit court decision. A refusal, by the SCOTUS means that it's no longer the Feds's jurisdiction, which means the states are allowed to enforce their own constitutions.
No, a refusal by the SCOTUS to hear an appeal means that the lower court decision remains in force. The Circuit Courts have so far been unanimous in striking down these bans which means those rulings are binding on the States if the SCOTUS won't hear an appeal.