The US Supreme Court has ordered a stay of any further same-sex marriages in Utah until the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decides the case.
The Utah state government’s request for the stay had gone to justice Sonia Sotomayor and she had referred it to the full court that issued a very brief statement that did not give any hint about what it felt about the merits of the case.
This is not really a major surprise. The justices likely felt that overturning the state’s marriage laws was something that should not be decided by a single District Court judge. The Appeals Court has asked both sides to submit their briefs by the end of this month.