*This post originally appeared on the HRC Blog.
Today, the Supreme Court made history--bringing final marriage victories to five states and paving the way for six more. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court’s announcement also means we are still waiting for a decision that will grant national marriage equality. In the meantime, here are a few FAQs about what today's news may mean for you and your family.
What cases did the Supreme Court decline to hear?
The Supreme Court declined to hear five cases appealed from three circuits challenging state level marriage bans including Bostic v. Schaefer from the Fourth Circuit in Virginia, Wolf v. Walker in the Seventh Circuit from Wisconsin, and two cases from the Tenth circuit -- Bishop v. Smith in Oklahoma and Kitchen v. Herbert in Utah.
Which circuits will be impacted by today’s Supreme Court denial to hear marriage equality cases in the 2014-2015 term?
The Supreme Court declined to hear every marriage equality case pending before it. These cases were appealed from the Fourth, Seventh and Tenth Circuits.