Now that the state of Utah has failed to get a hold on same-sex marriage from the 10th Circuit court for like the millionth time, the state is going to the highest court in the land...just not quite yet. Ben Winslow at Salt Lake City's Fox affiliate says:
A spokesman for the Utah Attorney General’s Office told FOX 13 the office is not expected to file an emergency request with the U.S. Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriage licenses from being issued “for a few days.”
The state had said Tuesday it would file a request with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, after the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver rejected the request. On Thursday, attorney general’s spokesman Ryan Bruckman said the office was coordinating with outside counsel before proceeding.
The more delays there are, the more marriages will happen. The more marriages that happen, the more people will realize the world won't end if gay marriage is legal. Winslow says that if the Supreme Court doesn't halt same-sex marriage in the state, the appeals process could drag out through 2015. It's hard to picture the state calling take-backsies on a solid year of same-sex marriage. (Although, of course, anything is possible in Utah.)