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Stay Granted

U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Grants Temporary Stay on Evans v State of Utah District Court Decision

SALT LAKE CITY June 5, 2014– The U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a temporary stay of the district court’s May 19, 2014, order to recognize same-sex marriages performed in Utah during a 17-day window when the unions were allowed. The State of Utah requested a stay earlier in the day and filed a Notice of Appeal with the district court on Evans v State of Utah on Wednesday. The temporary stay was issued and the Plaintiff’s were directed to respond to the stay motion no later than June 12, 2014.

“We appreciate the circuit court granting the stay request and acknowledging the need for more time to allow all parties a chance to address such important issues,” said Attorney General Sean Reyes.