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10/16/2014 01:58 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Court Decision Halts Same-sex Marriages as Alaska Seeks Higher Court Decision

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay halting same-sex marriage in Alaska Wednesday, a day after a lower court denied a similar request.

The two-page order granted a temporary stay in Sunday's Hamby v. Parnell ruling until 11 a.m. Alaska time Friday, giving the state an opportunity to seek a stay from the U.S. Supreme Court.

The state said it would seek the higher court stay and enforce the stay at the 9th Circuit. Department of Law Spokeswoman Cori Mills said in an email "the state cannot issue any marriage licenses until the stay is lifted."

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