Supreme Court halts Idaho and Nevada same-sex marriages

By Balitang America, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Oct. 8, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A Supreme Court justice put the brakes on same-sex marriages in Idaho and Nevada – one day after a Federals Appeals Court struck down bans in those states.

Idaho officials asked the high court to intervene on an emergency basis and block enforcement of that lower court ruling.

The Supreme Court order by Justice Anthony Kennedy gives same-sex couples opposing the bans until Thursday to file a written response.

On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to get involved in appeals on same-sex marriage victories in five states: Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Indiana.

The decision allows marriages in those states to go forward.

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