Tuesday, June 10, 2014
After same-sex marriages were allowed in Utah for seventeen days, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals recently granted a temporary stay of order. In December a federal judge lifted the ban on gay marriage, however, Utah claimed on appeal that the ruling interferes with the state’s ability to enforce its laws. The state says its predominantly Mormon population favors a ban on gay marriage.
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said the state “appreciates the opportunity for more time to allow all parties a chance to address such important issues.” Plaintiffs have until June 12 to respond to the stay motion.
See Kevin Lessmiller, Appellate Stay Trips Up Gay Marriage in Utah, Courthouse News Service, June 9, 2009.