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    SCOTUS Halts Utah Gay Marriage

    The first gay couple to be married in Utah, Michael Ferguson (2nd R) and his husband Seth Anderson (R), kiss as Blake Ferguson (L) and his girlfriend Danielle Morgan watch after the pair married at the Salt Lake County Clerks office in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 20, 2013. A federal judge on Friday struck down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, a ruling that appeared to clear the way for Utah to become the 18th U.S. state to allow gay marriage. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY) - RTX16PZK

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    The Supreme Court put a hold on a Utah judge’s decision to strike down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, which effectively halts gay marriage in the state. The Court’s decision will remain in place until a federal appeals court takes up the case. More than 900 gay and lesbian couples have married in Utah since December 20, when U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

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