INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
Lawyers will argue the constitutionality of gay marriage bans in Indiana and
Wisconsin in about a month.
The 7th U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals announced Friday on its online docket that it has
rescheduled oral arguments for both states’ appeals of federal court
decisions for Aug. 26.
Federal judges in
Indiana and Wisconsin overturned each state’s gay marriage ban in separate
rulings. When both states appealed, the 7th Circuit Court combined the cases
and set aside the previous hearing date.
The 7th Circuit
also denied requests that the states’ appeals be heard before the full
10-member court instead of a three-judge panel, as is customary.
same-sex couples were married in both states after the bans were overturned
and before stays were issued.