10th Circuit Court denies Utah’s second Emergency Motion for Temporary Stay

Posted at 9:46 AM, Dec 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-23 11:46:10-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The United States Court of Appeals 10th Circuit in Denver denied a second motion filed by Utah for an Emergency Motion for Temporary Stay on same-sex marriage, Monday.

The motion was filed after U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby’s overruling of Utah’s same-sex marriage ban.

“In effect, the district court decided to impose its own view of marriage on Utah regardless of the fact that Utah had democratically chosen the man-woman definition of marriage and regardless of the fact that the district court’s view might be rejected by (the Supreme) Court,” court documents state.

Shelby scheduled a hearing Monday at 9 a.m. with the state to put a temporary stay on gay marriage after hundreds of couples have now been legally wed.

Same-sex couples throughout the state have been lining up outside of county clerks’ offices to get a marriage license before a ruling comes down.