(Indianapolis, IN)  --  Ten states are joining Indiana in an appeal of a federal ruling that found the state laws banning same-sex marriage unconstitutional.  

The attorneys general of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah argue it's not the role of the judicial branch to determine whether same-sex unions should be allowed.  

Indiana's law banning same-sex marriage was struck down last month by a federal judge, but days later, an appeals court issued a stay.  Attorney General Greg Zoeller is asking that the full Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals hear the case, instead of the three judge panel that typically handles such appeals.