SCOTUS grants Utah’s request to stay court order recognizing same-sex marriages

US Supreme Court has granted Utah’s appeal to stay a court order instructing the state to recognize same-sex marriages performed in state.

The order affects more than 1,000 married same-sex couples in Utah.

The temporary stay from the 10th Circuit Court was due to expire on Monday at 10am.  So just before 5pm EST the Supreme Court issued the court order granting stay during the appeal process.

It appears that Justice Sonia Sotomayor referred the request to the full Supreme Court.  See court order below.