POLITICS
10/17/2014 04:39 pm ET Updated Oct 19, 2014

Wyoming's Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down As Unconstitutional

A federal judge has ruled Wyoming's gay marriage ban unconstitutional.

U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl delivered the order Friday, but granted a stay on issuing gay marriage licenses until Oct. 23. If government officials tell the court that they will not appeal the ruling, the hold will be lifted.

The ruling came hours after a federal judge issued a similar ruling in Arizona, though that judge refused to grant a stay.

The Supreme Court recently declined to review several federal court rulings upholding gay marriage bans as unconstitutional, including one from the 10th Circuit, comprised of Wyoming and five other states.

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