In their opening brief in support of Utah's appeal of a ruling that the state's ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, the Beehive State's lawyers argued Monday that one reason to avoid marriage equality was the "correlation between genderless marriage and lower birthrates.
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Though today's order will come as a disappointment to the many same-sex couples whose marriages are now in limbo until this case is finally resolved, it is not a particularly surprising order. Nor does it reveal much about how the justices view the merits of the case.