The state of Mississippi has asked the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals for an indefinite stay of a federal judge’s ruling which overturned the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
Given that Plaintiffs’ claims will soon be heard in conjunction with these two other cases, a temporary maintenance of the status quo balances the possibility of this harm with the need to resolve Plaintiffs claims in a manner that is both expeditious and circumspect.
Accordingly, Mississippi’s motion for stay pending appeal is GRANTED.
The original stay on the ruling was set to expire on December 10th.
No Christmas marriages for Mississippi.
Texas and Louisiana will have their appeals heard at the 5th Circuit the first week of January.