SCOTUS Stays Same-Sex Marriage in Utah

This morning the Supreme Court granted Utah’s application for a stay of the district court’s injunction requiring state officials to recognize same-sex marriage within the state.  The stay application was initially submitted to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who referred it to the entire court. As Lyle Denniston observes, there is no indication that any member of the Court objected to the stay.  The stay is to remain in place until the resolution of Utah’s appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.   Rick Hasen has more.