Couples challenging gay marriage bans in three states have asked the Supreme Court to intervene.

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver has upheld lower court rulings striking down bans in Oklahoma and Utah, while the Fourth Circuit in Richmond has ruled Virginia's ban invalid.

Defendants in all 3 cases have appealed to the Supreme Court. And plaintiff couples in all 3 cases agree.

On Thursday, the three couples challenging Utah's ban asked the high court to accept the request by Utah officials to review the case.

“At stake in this case is the liberty of an entire class of Americans, who urgently need a ruling from this Court that they are able to marry and to have their marriages recognized on an equal basis with other citizens,” the couples said in their request. “In the past year, lower courts around the country have correctly recognized that state laws prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying violate the Constitution. Yet because these rulings do not apply nationwide, same-sex couples continue to experience great uncertainty and serious harm. They cannot plan for their own and their children’s futures secure in the knowledge that states may not strip them of legal recognition of their familial relationships when they move or travel.”

The request comes a day after the two couples challenging Virginia's ban petitioned the Supreme Court to consider their case.

“The Fourth Circuit's decision invalidating Virginia’s marriage prohibition and affirming the district court’s injunction against enforcement of those discriminatory laws was correct,” the couples' request reads. “This court should nevertheless grant the petition for certiorari because this case presents a question of exceptional importance that is currently being litigated in state and federal courts across the country.”

Sharon Baldwin and Mary Bishop, the couple who sued the Tulsa County Clerk in 2004 for refusing to issue them a marriage license, have also asked for the high court's review.