Same-sex couples seeking the right to marry are asking the Supreme Court to settle the issue of gay marriage nationwide.
Appeals being filed Friday urge the justices to review last week's lower court ruling that upheld anti-gay marriage laws in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
The ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was the first appellate ruling to side with states seeking to preserve gay marriage bans since the Supreme Court struck down part of a federal anti-gay marriage law last year.
The Associated Press reports that a Federal Appeals Court will take up the case of a Kentucky mother who is suing the U.S. government over her son's shooting death at Fort Bliss. The U.S 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has scheduled an oral argument date for July 17th in the lawsuit brought by Renee Richardson of Louisville.