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Gay Marriage Ruling Blocked

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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada.

The order came minutes after Idaho on Wednesday filed an emergency request for an immediate stay. The state's request said that without a stay, state and county officials would have been required to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples at 10 a.m. EDT.

Kennedy's order requested a response from the plaintiffs involved in Idaho's gay marriage lawsuit by the end of day Thursday. 

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage in 30 other states.  (AP)

Statement from Freedom Nevada State Director Regarding Supreme Court Stay in Nevada Same-Sex Marriage Case

Ward Curtin, State Director for Freedom Nevada, issued the following statement today in response to this morning's temporary stay in the Nevada same-sex marriage case:
“We're deeply disappointed in the delay, but believe it's only a matter of time before loving, committed couples are married in the Silver State,” said Curtin. “We hope that the stay in the order is nothing more than a procedural, temporary bump in the road on the freedom to marry once and for all in Nevada.
“We know it's difficult, but we are asking couples to be a little more patient as our opposition's last minute delay tactics are dismissed by the court,” said Curtin.

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