Supreme Court Grants Utah's Appeal To Stay Gay Marriage Court Order

07/18/2014 05:13 pm ET | Updated Sep 17, 2014
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July 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to a request from Utah for an emergency stay of an appeals court order that told the state to recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages performed there pending an appeal.

The appeal for a stay by Utah's attorney general had been widely expected since the 10th Circuit appeals court left intact an existing temporary stay in order to give the state time to seek a lengthier injunction from a higher court. (Reporting by Daniel Wallis in Denver; Editing by Eric Beech)

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