More than 1,000 same-sex couples who were married in Utah during a brief period when such unions were legal had been counting down to the moment they could apply for in-state spousal benefits. Last month, a federal judge ruled that would be this coming Monday. but now the couples have more waiting to do. Less than 24 hours after the state announced its intent to fight U.S. District Judge Dale A. Kimball’s ruling — which ordered Utah to honor and recognize all same-sex marriages performed in the state — the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday halted any movement toward marriage recognition.
via 10th Circuit Court extends stay in Utah ruling validating gay marriages | The Salt Lake Tribune.
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