U.S. Supreme Court grants Utah's appeal to stay gay marriage court order
Herre and her partner Mark watch the Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake City (Jim Urquhart / Reuters / July 12, 2014)
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to a request from Utah for an emergency stay of an appeals court order that told the state to recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages performed there pending an appeal.
The appeal for a stay by Utah's attorney general had been widely expected since the 10th Circuit appeals court left intact an existing temporary stay in order to give the state time to seek a lengthier injunction from a higher court.
(Reporting by Daniel Wallis in Denver; Editing by Eric Beech)