This is not surprising. Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer has asked the United States Supreme Court to overturn a ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholding a trial court ruling blocking a law that would have stripped the state’s lesbian and gay workers’ partners of healthcare benefits. Brewer believes that the 9th Circuit railed to interpret the equal-protection clause of the Constitution correctly. They had asked that a full 11-judge panel of the 9th Circuit to hear an appeal of the case, but that was declined.
The plaintiffs in the case have until 9 August to file their response to the petition.