Supreme Court Allows Utah To Continue Refusing To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

CREDIT: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

JoNell Evans and Stacia Ireland, one of the couples that sued to have their Utah marriage recognized.

The Supreme Court has issued an order allowing the state of Utah to continue denying legal recognition to the same-sex couples who married during the window in December and January when it was legal to do so. Last week, the Tenth Circuit refused to stay the recognition of the 1300-some marriage, which prompted the state to file an emergency appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court. The order did not address the merits of their recognition, but it does mean that the validity of the marriages will be left in limbo until the Supreme Court once again takes up the question of same-sex marriage.

(HT: Kathleen Perrin.)