SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A group that fought to keep Nevada’s state ban on same-sex marriage is dropping its appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court and a lower court, clearing the way for gay weddings.
The Coalition for the Protection of Marriage on Thursday filed documents with the high court and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. There is no longer any formal opposition in court to gay marriage in Nevada.READ MORE: Video Released Of Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Of Tahoe Park Resident Who Shot At Authorities
Coalition lawyer Monte Neil Stewart declined to say why.READ MORE: Coroner Identifies Passenger Killed In Wrong-Way DUI Crash On Highway 99
Same-sex marriages are still on hold until a federal judge in Las Vegas officially strikes down a state constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2002.MORE NEWS: Looting Suspect Accused Of Dozens Of Thefts Arrested In South Lake Tahoe
Gay couples have been in limbo since the 9th Circuit ruled Tuesday that gay couples’ equal protection rights were violated by same-sex wedding bans in Nevada and Idaho.