Monday, January 06, 2014

Supreme Court Grants Stay Blocking Further Same-Sex Marriages In Utah While Appeal Is Pending

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning issued a stay (full text)  pending completion of a pending expedited appeal to the 10th Circuit in Herbert v. Kitchen, (Docket No. 13A687). In the case, a Utah federal district court issued an injunction allowing same-sex marriages in Utah. (See prior posting.) The application for a stay was initially made to Justice Sotomayor (see prior posting) who referred it to the full court. SCOTUSblog has more on the Supreme Court's action.