The United States Supreme Court declined to hear an application entitled Largess v. Supreme Judicial Court of the State of Massachusetts, which challenged the constitutional propriety of the Massachusett’s Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriages in that state. The challenge was brought by the Liberty Counsel, a conservative group, on behalf of Robert Largess, the vice president of the Catholic Action League, and 11 state lawmakers.

The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the challenge means that gay couples in Massachusetts can still be married. It also leaves open the possibility that similar laws may be enacted in other states, without the current threat of being overturned by the Federal Supreme Court.

This post was authored by Cary Kvitka, a member of the Firm’s Divorce Group.