After multiple failed attempts at temporarily blocking gay marriages in the state over the past week, the Utah attorney general plans to elevate the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court … soon. In a Christmas Day statement, the attorney general’s office said it planned to appeal a lower court’s denial of its request Thursday, but in a follow-up yesterday the office said it needed more time.

“Due to the necessity of coordination with outside counsel the filing of the appeal may be delayed for a few days,” the office said in a Thursday statement. “It is the intent of the Attorney General’s Office to file with the Supreme Court as soon as possible.”

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