Utah's attorney general's office filed an emergency request to stay a decision by judge Robert J. Shelby of Utah's Federal District Court, permitting same-sex marriage.
Utah Appeals Gay Marriage Ruling To Top US Court
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December 31, 2013

Via AFP:

Utah appealed to the US Supreme Court on Tuesday to suspend a judge's ruling allowing same-sex marriage in the western state, prosecutors said.

Its attorney general's office filed an emergency request to stay a decision by judge Robert J. Shelby of Utah's Federal District Court, who said the state's law conflicts with the US constitution.

"Applicants respectfully apply for an immediate stay pending an appeal of a judgment and injunction ... invalidating .. Utah's marriage laws," said the 101-page legal document, posted on the attorney general's website.

On December 20 judge Shelby s...

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