Cue the sad, gay trombone:

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday agreed to keep same-sex marriages on hold until at least December.

In a brief order, a three-judge panel agreed to an expedited review of U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker's Aug. 4 ruling that overturned Proposition 8 as a violation of the federal Constitution.

In the meantime, us gays will have to keep trying to make babies on our own—the only reason to have sex, after all—without the sanctioned status of marriage.