U.S. justice grants Idaho's request to block gay marriage

Jody and Maria May-Chang greet as couples gather at the Ada County Courthouse to apply for same-sex marriage licenses in BoiseBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy put gay marriage on hold in Idaho on Wednesday to the disappointment of couples planning to wed, just a day after a regional federal appeals court struck down bans on same-sex nuptials there and in Nevada. Hours after agreeing to Idaho’s request for a temporary stay, Kennedy clarified that his ruling did not apply to Nevada, where officials have indicated they are ready to embrace gay marriage and have no plan to challenge Tuesday’s ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. …

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