The Supreme Court filed an order Monday that blocks gay marriages in Utah, giving state officials time to appeal a federal judge’s ruling against Utah’s same-sex marriage ban.
The high court issued a stay “pending final disposition,” according to the order. State officials have been asking a federal appeals court to reverse a recent ruling that allowed same-sex marriages to continue.
The temporary stay on Monday effectively reinstates an earlier ban the state imposed on such marriages. The order doesn’t indicate that any justices dissented, suggesting the full court supported the stay, according to SCOTUSblog.