People waiting to see whether the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Kentucky's lawsuits regarding same-sex marriage must keep waiting.
On Monday, the high court released a 26-page list of cases that it will or won't hear in coming months. But the list did not include Kentucky's two marriage suits (Bourke vs. Beshear and Love vs. Beshear) or similar cases on appeal from Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan.
Dan Canon, a Louisville attorney who represents Kentucky's same-sex couples seeking marital rights, said the next opportunity for the court to share its plans is likely to come Friday or Monday.
"But really, they're the Supreme Court. They can do what they want, when they want," Canon said.
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Last year, a federal district judge in Louisville struck down Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage, calling it an unconstitutional and unjustifiable violation of civil rights. However, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati overturned that judge, splitting with most other federal courts in the country and setting up a potential showdown over same-sex marriage at the Supreme Court.
So far, the high court has declined to involve itself in same-sex marriage cases.