01/13/2014 02:14 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

The Surprising New Polling on Marriage in Utah (VIDEO)

Marriage equality is officially on hold in Utah, but new polling data indicate that the public is quickly coming around.

A new survey, conducted by a Washington, D.C., organizer, shows a surge of over 10 points when compared with polling from other sources last year.

Meanwhile, state officials are scrambling to avoid recognizing the marriage licenses of over a thousand same-sex couples who married during the window when it was allowed. Though the state refuses to consider the couples married, the federal government will.

This complicated arrangement will likely last until the case makes its way to the U.S. Supreme Court for a final decision. That won't be likely to happen until this time next year at the earliest.

In the meantime, lawsuits in numerous other states continue. Arizona, Missouri, and Virginia are all embroiled in litigation, with major developments expected very soon.