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.
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