Deseret News: Utah granted stay in same-sex-marriage case

800px-United_states_supreme_court_building(Deseret News) The U.S. Supreme Court put recognition of same-sex marriages performed in Utah on hold until the outcome of the state’s appeal of a lower court ruling.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted the state’s petition Friday for a stay after referring it to the full court, according to a two-sentence order. It will remain in place pending a decision on the case in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The order marks the second time the justices have put on hold a federal court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in Utah.

Gov. Gary Herbert called the stay a correct decision and an important step toward resolution of the gay marriage issue.

Click here to read the full story by Dennis Romboy in the Deseret News.