Utah vows to appeal gay marriage ruling to Supreme Court
Determined to reinstate its anti-gay marriage law, Utah officials said Tuesday they would appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court “as soon as possible” after an appellate court refused to grant an emergency stay of a lower court ruling.
U.S. District Judge Richard Shelby invalidated Utah’s law last week and refused to suspend his decision. On Tuesday, the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the state’s plea for an emergency stay.
A spokesman for the Utah attorney general’s office told the Los Angeles Times that his office is disappointed.
“We plan to appeal to the Supreme Court as soon as possible,” Ryan Bruckman said.
At least in the meantime, same-sex marriages will continue. Several Utah county clerks have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and joyous wedding scenes have followed.
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