The Supreme Court has declined to issue an emergency stay of same-sex marriages in South Carolina, according to WISTV.
The ruling means marriage applications will be accepted at noon Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Gergel ruled the state's ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional last week. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to issue stay on that ruling, prompting an appeal to the Supreme Court.
A judge issued the first gay marriage licenses in the state on Wednesday.