The Supreme Court put same-sex marriages in Utah
on hold Monday morning while the state appeals a federal judge’s order that allowed them.
Hundreds of couples have been married since U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby ruled Dec. 20 that the state’s ban on such unions violated constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process. But Utah said each marriage was an “affront”
to the state’s ability to define marriage as only between and man and a woman, and asked the high court to intervene.