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Supreme Court Puts Gay Marriage On Hold In Utah

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In December, a federal court struck down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage.

County clerks in the state quickly began issuing licenses to gay couples, though a few counties held off and waited for legal clarification from attorneys.

Utah asked the federal court that struck down the ban and an appeals court for a temporary stay on the ruling, which keeps counties from issuing licenses to gay couples while the state appeals the ruling.

Utah's request for a stay was denied three times before the Supreme Court issued a stay, and by then most counties were issuing marriage licenses to all couples.

Read the court order:

Supreme Court order granting Utah a temporary stay on same-sex marriages