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Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Utah

UTAH (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Supreme Court has temporarily blocked same-sex marriages in Utah while an appeals court considers the matter.

Hundreds of gay couples have tied the knot since December 20th. That's when a district court judge said the state's 2004 law banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

But the U.S. Supreme Court put a halt to them Monday by granting the State of Utah a stay on a federal judge's ruling that two other courts previously denied.

The decision stays in effect while the court of appeals considers the case.