(DENVER) - Utah's attorney general plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after a ruling Wednesday found states must allow gay couples to marry.
The three-judge panel, of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, upheld a lower court ruling that struck down Utah's gay marriage ban.
The attorney general's office says although the ruling went against Utah, the state is pleased that it moves the important issue one step closer to the Supreme Court.
Sharon Baldwin and Mary Bishop sued for the right to marry in Oklahoma. The same three-judge panel that heard the Utah case heard their case.
The Oklahoma couple is still waiting on a ruling in their case.
Baldwin said they are "thrilled" for the plaintiffs in the Utah case.
Oklahoma's constitutional ban on gay marriage was approved by more than 75 percent of Oklahoma voters in 2004.